President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Gur Mohammed and subsequently replaced him with Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz in Acting capacity with immediate effect.
Also, the appointments of four directors who were said to have been on acting capacity for many years, were confirmed.
The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, announced the changes in a statement by Aaron Artimas, Special Adviser (Media & Communications) to the Minister.
Although, the Minister did not state specifically why Mohammed was removed, he said it was “As part of continuing measures to reposition and improve the performance of the power Sector in the country”.
The statement entitled, “Reorganization /New Appointments at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)”, reads: As part of continuing measures to reposition and improve the performance of the power Sector in the country, the Honorable Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman hereby announces major changes at the Transmission Company of Nigeria.
“Accordingly, the Managing Director of the TCN, Usman Gur Mohammed has been removed from office with immediate effect. He is being replaced with Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, as Managing Director, in acting capacity.
“The Honourable Minister has also confirmed the appointment of four directors who have been on acting position in the Company for some time.
“They are; Engt. Victor G. Adewumi. Executive Director, Transmission Services Provider; Engr. M. J. Lawal, Executive Director, Independent Systems Operator; Ahmed lsa-Dutse, Executive Director, Finance & Accounts and justin l. Dodo, Executive Director, Human Resources & Corporate Services.
“All the changes/ appointments have been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.”