Joseph Makoju Biography, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Cause Of Death

Joseph Makoju Oyeyani was a Nigerian Engineer who served as the Group Managing Director/ CEO of the Dangote Cement PLC; a position he has held since April 2018.

Joseph Makoju Profile

Name: Joseph Makoju
Full Name: Engineer Joseph Oyeyani Makoju
Date Of Birth: 13 July 1948
Age: 73 years old
Date of Death: April 11 2022
Wife: Mrs Makoju
Occupation: Former CEO Dangote Group
Net Worth: $5 million

Joseph Makoju Biography, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Wife, Family

Joseph Makoju Biography

Engineer Joseph Oyeyani Makoju (born 13 July 1948) served as Special Adviser (Electric Power) to the President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria under two separate administrations. He is now Honorary Adviser on Electric Power to the current President/Commander-in-Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria (effect from 20 May 2008). He was also the Special Adviser to the President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group, the chairman, Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, as well as West African Power Pool Executive Board. Makoju recently retired as the Group Managing Director/ CEO of the Dangote Cement PLC; a position he has held since April 2018.

Prior to that, he was the managing director/chief executive officer of the erstwhile National Electric Power Authority (NEPA)/Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN); Nigeria’s national electricity utility. 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, 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.

Joseph Makoju Early Life, Education

Makoju was born on 13 July 1948 in Okene, Kogi State Nigeria. 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. Attended National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies NIPSS, Kuru, Jos (mni) 1989 to 1990. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree in engineering from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Joseph Makoju Professional Bodies

Makoju is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM) and the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He is a member of the British Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Nigerian Institute of Management and of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (mni). He was the chairman of Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (CMAN) 1992 – 2000. He was the vice-president of Nigerian’s Employers Consultative Association (NECA) (1998–2000). Between May 1994 and May 1999, he was the President of the Chemical and Non-Metallic Employers Federation (CANMPEF), the largest employers Federation in the manufacturing sector.

Makoju is a National Council member of the Manufacturer Association of Nigeria. He is also a member of the National Economic Revival Council, a think-tank for advising government on economic policy and member of the African Regional Board of the London School of Economics.

Joseph Makoju Awards

Makoju was awarded the officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) award in October 2000, and the officer of the Federal Republic award in 2011, both Nigerian national awards, in recognition of his efforts and contributions to the country’s growth. He was also awarded the Niger Republic’s National Grand Commander of the Special Order of Merit. He is also an honorary Doctor of Science from Makurdi’s Federal University of Agriculture.

Joseph Makoju Wife

Joseph Makoju Wife – Joseph Makoju was happily married to his wife Mrs Makoju. Not much is known about his wife as she has kept a low profile.

Joseph Makoju Cause Of Death

A former Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo on Power, Engineer Joseph Oyeyani Makoju, is dead.

Makoju, a former managing director of Dangote Cement, died at a private hospital in Abuja on Monday.

The cause of Makoju’s death was, however, not divulged.

Joseph Makoju Net Worth

Joseph Makoju, former Dangote Group CEO had an estimated net worth of $5 million. He also served as an adviser to former presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo.

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