A former managing director of Dangote Cement, Joseph Oyeyani Makoju has passed away at age 74.
Engineer Makoju who was also a former Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo, died in a private hospital in Abuja today.
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.
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.
Details of his death were not available at the time of writing this report.