Engr. Joseph Makoju, Board room guru , passes on @73
Engineer Joseph Makoju, a former Managing Director of Dangote Cement Company, has died at a private hospital in Abuja on Monday.
Born on 13th July 1948 in Okene, Kogi state, Makoju was a Harford award winner of Government College, Kaduna and also a J. F. Kennedy Essays Award winner of Federal Government College Warri Nigeria.
He graduated from University of Nottingham, UK, in 1972 with First Class Honour earning BSc in mechanical engineering; and M.Phil. mechanical engineering in 1974 from the same university.
He also attended National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS, Kuru, Jos (mni) 1989 to 1990.
He holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree in engineering from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
He was the managing director/chief executive officer of the erstwhile National Electric Power Authority (NEPA)/Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
He was selected and invited for this job by government on the basis of his track record in the private sector. And, for almost a decade, he was the managing director/chief executive officer of the West African Portland Cement Company, at that time Nigeria’s largest cement manufacturing company. After his tenure as the managing director/Chief Executive of NEPA, Makoju was appointed consecutively as Special Adviser to three presidents of Nigeria.
Makoju recently retired as the Group Managing Director/ CEO of the Dangote Cement PLC, a position he has held since April 2018.
Details information about his death were sketchy at press time