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Mohammed appointed as interim TCN boss

Alhaji Usman Gur Mohammed of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has been appointed by the federal government as the interim Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

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

Mohammed has resumed duty with a 12-month non-extendable deadline to complete his transformational mandate and set TSP and ISO on a path of greater operational efficiency and effectiveness.

The statement added that his approval was designed to ensure responsiveness to the needs of the generation companies and distribution companies, who are TCN’s customers.

Until his secondment, Mohammed was the Principal Power Utility Transformation Specialist in the AfDB’s Nigerian Office.

Additional details show that 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.