Transmission Company of Nigeria MD sacked by FG

Yusuf Bello| The federal government on Tuesday sacked Usman Gur Mohammed, the managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

The minister of power, Mohammed Sale who announced the sack in a statement, said Sule Abdulaziz has been tapped to replace him in acting capacity.

The statement by Aaron Artimas, the minister spokesman read, “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.

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“The Honorable Minister has also confirmed the appointment of four directors who have been on acting position in the Company for some time.”

They are Victor Adewumi, executive director, transmission services provider; M. J. Lawal, executive director, independent systems operator; Ahmed lsa-Dutse, executive director, finance and accounts; and Justin Dodo, executive director, human resources and corporate services.

President Muhammadu Buhari, the statement said, approved of all the changes and appointments.

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