A former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, Engineer Taofiq Tijani, is dead.
Tijani, who was also a former Manager UpStream Gas Supply at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as well as a Senior Technical Assistant to the Minister of Petroleum Resources from 2009 to 2010, died in Lagos and has been buried on Saturday, March 13, 2021, according to Islamic rites.
A close associate of the deceased confirmed the development, stating that many people were not allowed to attend his burial because of COVID-19 protocols
“A link to a Zoom meeting was prepared and provided for those who might want to watch his burial proceedings. Only very close members of his family and associates were allowed,” he said.
On Monday, July 27, 2011, the then Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) at the Executive Council Chambers, Alausa presided over the administration of oath of office and allegiance on Engineer Taofiq Tijani as the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources.
Tijani who was earlier sworn in as a Special Adviser to the Governor on Mineral Resources before his elevation, was a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and had worked in several capacities including that of Manager Up Stream Gas Supply at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Senior Technical Assistant to the Minister of Petroleum Resources from 2009 to 2010.