Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / 10.00 PM /
Ministry of Power
As part of continuing mesures to reposition and improve the performance of the power sector in the country, the Honourable Minister of Power Engineer Sale Mamman announced major changes at the Transmission Corporation of Nigeria, TCN.
To this effect, Engr Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, as Acting Managing Director of the TCN replacing Mr Usman Gur Mohammed who was relieved of his duties.
Also, the Minister of Power approved the confirmation of the appointments of four directors who have been on acting capacity in the Company for some time.
The Directors include; Engr Victor G. Adewunmi, Executive Director, Transmission Services Provider; Engr. M.J Lawal, Executive Director, Independent Systems Operator, Ahmed Isa-Dutse, Executive Director, Finance and Accounts and Justin I. Dodo, Executive Director, Human Resources and Corporate Services.
These changes and appointments were approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, who recently reconstituted the Board of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Limited, Chaired by Mrs Zainab Ahmed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
Organized labour unions in the electricity sector today protested the decision to relieve Mr Usman Gur Mohammed of his duties, which marks another round of sweeping changes in the management of various critical parastatals and entities in the Power sector.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan yesterday made a strong case for a holistic review of the privatization process of the Nigerian power sector by previous administrations.
The TCN emerged from the defunct National Electric Power Authority, NEPA as a product of the merger of the Transmission and Operations sectors on April 1, 2004, and was later incorporated in November 2005.
It was issued a transmission license on 1st July, 2006, and was subsequently issued two licenses on June 10, 2013 for electricity transmission and system operations.