Prior to his appointment, Funtua worked at BUA Cement PLC as its Director of Health, Safety and Environment.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Eng. Tukur Funtua as the new Managing Director of Nigeria Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, following the retirement of Dr Abimbola Alale.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Uwa Suleiman, noted that Engineer Tukur Mohammed Lawal Funtua, holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering, PGDM, MBA, a Professional Diploma in Education and a PhD in Environmental and Sustainable Development Management in view, at the University of Port Harcourt.
Prior to this, he worked as the Director of health community affairs, safety and the environment with BUA Cement Plc, and served in various capacities including Health and Safety Manager, Country HSE Manager and Regional Manager for Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainable Development at Lafarge Africa Plc and Group Head, Environment and Community Affairs at Dangote Cement Plc among others.
Tukur, who has thirty years of professional experience in manufacturing, process engineering, health, production, safety and environmental management, communications and various other fields, is a Chartered Environmentalist at the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, and the Professional Leadership Practitioners Institute.
He is a Registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), a member of numerous professional bodies and institutes.