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Joseph Makoju Biography: Age, Career, Wife, Cause of Death & Net Worth

We, SleekNaija bring to you Joseph Makoju biography, age, career, state of origin, date of birth, wife, net worth and many more.

Engineer Joseph Oyeyani Makoju was born on 13 July 1948, he served as Special Adviser (Electric Power) to the President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria under two separate administrations.

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Joseph Makoju Biography

Engineer Joseph Oyeyani Makoju was born on 13 July 1948, he 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). 

Early Life and Education

Joseph Makoju was born on 13 July 1948 in Okene, Kogi State Nigeria. 

Joseph 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. 

Joseph Makoju also holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree in engineering from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi

Joseph Makoju Career

Joseph Makoju served as Special Adviser (Electric Power) to the President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria under two separate administrations. 

Joseph Makoju is now Honorary Adviser on Electric Power to the current President/Commander-in-Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria (effect from 20 May 2008). 

Joseph Makoju 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.

Joseph Makoju recently retired as the Group Managing Director/ CEO of the Dangote Cement PLC; a position he has held since April 2018.

Joseph Makoju 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.

Joseph Makoju was selected and invited for this job by the 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.

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Joseph Makoju Death

Joseph Makoju is the former special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan. He died at a private hospital in Abuja on Monday.

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Net Worth

Joseph Makoju served as Special Adviser (Electric Power) to the President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria under two separate administrations. His net worth is not available.

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