President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ferdinand Dumbari, a lecturer at the University of Port Harcourt, as the project coordinator for the hydrocarbon pollution remediation project (HYPREP).
The appointment was contained in a statement issued by the ministry of environment on Tuesday.
The appointment begins with immediate effect and will last for a four-year term.
“Dumbari is a holder of Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Geology and Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, both from the University of Port Harcourt, and Master of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Management from Rivers State University,” the statement reads.
“Dumbari has over 20 years experience in the conduct of impact assessment and baseline studies of brownfields and greenfields, with tested expertise in the development of conceptual sites models of various environments.
“He has experience in the evaluation of natural attenuation processes and effective remediation technologies for different scenarios involving contaminants such as petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals and other chemicals of concern.
“He is also an expert in remediation project management and was a consultant with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on the implementation of the UNEP report on the environmental assessment of Ogoniland.
“Dumbari is a member of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, Nigerian Association for Engineering Geology and a Chartered Environmental Geologist.”