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Dr. Mazadu Dader Bako is the General Manager, Frontier Exploration Services (GM-FES), NAPIMS.

Dr. Bako attended University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, where he obtained B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology, with a 1st Class, in 1982. He later proceeded to Loughborough University, England in 1984, for further studies on Water & Waste Engineering (Geology).

He later earned his Ph.D. in Geology from the same Loughborough University in 1988.

Before joining the services of the Corporation, Dr. Bako had previously worked as a Graduate Assistant and Senior Lecturer at the University of Maiduguri, in Borno State of Nigeria, from 1984 to 1991.

In 1991 he was employed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and was soonafter deployed to Integrated Data Services Limited (IDSL), Benin as a Senior Seismologist.

Since joining the services of the Corporation, Dr. Bako has worked in the following capacities;

Senior Seismologist/Technical Assistant to Managing Director, IDSL Benin City, Nigeria. (1995-1998).
Deputy Chief Geophysicist, (JV Exploration) – NAPIMS (1999 - 2001)
Chief Geophysicist, (JV Exploration) NAPIMS (2002 - 2005).
Deputy Manager, JV Exploration, NAPIMS (2006 - 2007).
Manager, International Operations/Non-Operated Assets (Deepwater) in MD’s Office, NPDC (2007-2008)

In February 2008, he was posted to NAPIMS as Manager, Frontier Exploration Services (FES), the position he held prior to this appointment.

While in the services of the Corporation, Dr. Bako has attended various professional courses and training in Nigeria, France, Dubai and U.S.A.

Dr. Dader Bako has earned many awards and prizes to his credit which include; Best Graduating Geology Student in University of Maiduguri in 1982, Loughborough University Study Grant, England 1984 – 1988, Certificate of Distinction-COMDP Course 036 in 2006.

Dr. Bako enjoys playing squash, farming and travelling.

He is happily married with children.

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