Nigeria electricity transmission company gets new head

The Federal Government has approved the secondment of Usman Mohammed of the African Development Bank, AfDB, as the interim Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.

A statement by Louis Edozien, Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, said Mr. Mohammed’s appointment was part of efforts by government to reposition the company for better service delivery to Nigerians.

It said that Mr. Mohammed has resumed duty with a 12-month non-extendable deadline to complete his transformational mandate and set Transmission Service Providers and Independent System Operators on a path of greater operational efficiency and effectiveness.

It also said that his approval was designed to ensure responsiveness to the needs of the generation companies and distribution companies, who are TCN’s customers.

It said Mr. Mohammed was until his secondment, the Principal Power Utility Transformation Specialist in the AfDB’s Nigerian Office.

“Mohammed joined the service of the AfDB in 2009. He has served in various senior level management roles in charge of financial control, power utility policy and transformation.

“Before joining AfDB, Mr. Mohammed worked for the then National Electric Power Authority (NEPA),” it said.

The statement said that Mr. Mohammed also served as the Secretary of revenue cycle management project, which was NEPA’s first public private partnership initiative.

According to the statement, he also served as head of financial management for TCN’s Project Management Unit (PMU).

It said Mr. Mohammed is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the various professional bodies related to his profession.

“Mohammed holds a BSc Degree in Accountancy, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, and a Master of Business Administration (Management), Bayero University Kano,” it said.



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  • Excisionist

    With this kind of appointment, the wrong impression is created that Nigeria is an Islamic state. One negative consequence is harassment by people from the Middle-East, Somalia and North Africa who, when they meet Nigerians abroad, think that we are one of them begin their endless conspiracy theories and terrorism inspiring stories. This is despicable !

    Scratch the surface and you will see that this person’s main qualification are Arabic and Islamic studies. Despicable !!!

    It also gives the wrong impression to young northern Nigerian Muslims who begin to believe that Nigeria is an Islamic state. This group of people when they grow up behave like terrorist El.Rufai of Kaduna state who has unleashed Islamic terrorists and Fulani herdsmen on the peaceful Christian people of Southern Kaduna.