President Muhammad Buhari has approved the renewal of appointment of Mr Idris O Musa as Director General of National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) for a second and final term of four years.
A statement released on Monday, 20th March, 2023 by Olusegun Shogbola Personal Assistant (Media/ICT) on behalf of the Honorable Minister of Environment, Mohammed H. Abdullahi, said the reappointment takes effect from 1st April, 2023.
Mr Musa was first appointed on 1st April, 2019, for an initial period of four years. His appointment for a second term was based on the significant achievements recorded by the Agency in the last 4 years, under his leadership.
Prominent among these were the digitization of the Agency’s records, review of the various forms for oil spill management process, review of the environmental sensitivity index map for use in the oil producing areas as a means to protect the vulnerable and sensitive fragile ecosystem of the Niger Delta Region. He also carried out many awareness campaigns on the dangers associated with the vandalism of oil industry facilities.
He also revolutionized online and real time processing of environmental compliance documents and management as well as the National Gas Flare Tracker in addition to Oil Spill Monitor as part of efforts to showcase transparency in environmental management in the Oil and Gas Industry.
The Agency has commenced the preparation for the tracking of methane in the oil producing areas in Nigeria.