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President Tinubu appoints four executive directors to enhance power transmission


By Grace Chigbu

In a strategic move to bolster Nigeria’s power transmission capabilities, President Bola Tinubu has greenlit the appointment of four distinguished professionals as executive directors for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). This decision, announced by the President’s spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement released on Friday in Abuja, underscores the government’s unwavering commitment to fortifying the nation’s electricity grid.


Engineer Oluwagbenga E.A. Ajiboye assumes the role of Executive Director, Transmission Service Provider, while Engineer Nafisatu Asabe Ali takes on the pivotal position of Executive Director, Independent System Operations. Joining them are Ochije Ogini Chukwuka, appointed as Executive Director, Finance & Accounts, and Abiodun Foluso Afolabi, entrusted with the responsibilities of Executive Director, Human Resources & Corporate Services.


These appointments come with a renewable term of four years, signifying a long-term vision to sustainably enhance the quality and quantity of electric power transmitted across the nation. President Tinubu’s directive emphasizes the pivotal role these appointees will play in bolstering the reliability and increasing the supply of electric power, crucial for driving economic growth and prosperity across Nigeria.


According to Ngelale, President Tinubu expects nothing short of complete dedication and commitment from the newly appointed executives to fulfill the administration’s visionary and broad-ranging energy plans. He underscored the importance of leveraging their experience, competence, qualifications, character, and dedication to realize the innovative and expansive energy vision of the administration while delivering consistently excellent service to the Nigerian people.


The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) traces its roots back to the merger of the Transmission and Operations sectors of the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) on April 1, 2004. Incorporated in November 2005, TCN emerged as one of the 18 unbundled Business Units under the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). It obtained its transmission license on July 1, 2006, followed by additional licenses for electricity transmission and system operations on June 10, 2013.


President Tinubu’s appointment of these four executive directors signifies a proactive step towards strengthening TCN’s capacity to meet the growing energy demands of Nigeria. With their expertise and dedication, coupled with the government’s overarching energy vision, Nigeria is poised to achieve greater reliability and efficiency in its power transmission infrastructure, paving the way for sustained socio-economic development and prosperity

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