Buhari Appoints Momoh New NERC Chair

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Three months after the Senate confirmed six President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees as commissioners of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and rejected Professor Akintunde Akinwande as the commission’s chairman, the president has appointed Professor James Momoh as his replacement. Momoh’s appointment which was announced by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement he posted on his Twitter handle, has been communicated to the Senate. According to Garba, Buhari believes strongly that Momoh, a professor of Electrical Engineer and Computer Science and Director of Energy and Controls at Howard University, has the technical knowledge, capacity and integrity to lead NERC to achieve his vision of change. He also said the president believed that the professor had the capacity to bring about the much needed change in Nigeria’s power sector.