Ex-Nilepet head Paul Adong was discovered dead in a hotel room in the UAE.
Former Nilepet Managing Director Paul Adong was discovered deceased in his hotel room in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.
According to Kondok Wurok, South Sudan Consul General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, the former Nilepet managing director was in Dubai for a medical examination till they learned and verified his death on Sunday evening via Dubai’s police.
Details on the reason for Paul Adong’s death have yet to be published, according to the South Sudanese ambassador.
“Until this action, the autopsy report was not disclosed, but we will notify the public as soon as it is,” Kondok added.
“His family will be here any moment now,” he continued. Hon. Paul was a public figure owing to past roles he had in the South Sudan government, and as such, we are obligated to approach his case responsibly.”
The ambassador said that losing Eng. Paul at such a young age is a major loss and deficiency for the country as a whole.
Until his dismissal in May 2015, he was the National Petroleum Company’s first Managing Director.
Following his dismissal by President Salva Kiir, Paul was moved to the Ministry of Petroleum, where he worked for a short time before founding his own oil firm.