Buhari appoints head of Niger Delta Power Holding Company

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Joseph Chiedu Ugbo as the managing director/chief executive officer of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited.

A statement by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, the president also appointed two other Executive Directors. They are Babayo Shehu (Finance andAdministration) and Ife Oyedele (Engineering and Technical Services).

Mr. Ugbo had held the position in an interim capacity.

He is a legal practitioner and infrastructure regulations specialist with extensive experience in electricity industry reform and privatization.

He holds a Bachelor and Master of Law Degrees from the University of Lagos and was admitted to practice Law in Nigeria in 1991.

For over 15 years, Mr. Ugbo provided legal advisory services to public sector power entities including legal support to erstwhile National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) and to the Bureau of Public Enterprises during the privatization of the twenty successor companies of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

Mr. Shehu holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He began his working career with Bauchi State Development Board in 1981.

He had a career in banking from 1987 to 2003 and thereafter joined the federal public service in 2003 and was in the service from 2003 to 2014.

Mr. Oyedele graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos in 1982. He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and Institute of Directors.

Between 1982 and 1992, he worked in both the public and private sectors. He established his own company, Messrs Matcom Limited in 1992. He was the Managing Director of the company until his new appointment.

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  • jay911

    a lawyer to head electricity company, na waahhoooooo

    • Tori Osa

      He is a legal practitioner and infrastructure regulations specialist with extensive experience in electricity industry reform and privatization.

    • Ade Omowest

      Do you think the job of a Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of a Power Holding Company is to repair generator or draw cable? The guy is an experienced Administrator in Public Utility.

    • wode

      And who is the Minister of state for Petroleum – a Plumber?

    • Julius

      Are you this dim ?

  • Joseph Chiedu Ugbo, what!

    I thought PMB hate “all” igbos?

  • emmanuel kalu

    This is the first appointment that clearly make sense. an accountant to head finance and accounting, an engineer to be in charge engineering, and a regulatory specialist and lawyer to lead the whole group.

  • Adam A

    Haba another “Hausa Fulani” again!

    • Julius

      lolz. Lets see what they will say. Wait for it.smdh !

  • favourtalk

    Congratulation to them let us revive the power sector

  • EOkeh

    I believe it’s a well balanced appointments; from East, North and Western Nigeria.