Buhari Reappoints Okhiria as MD, Nigerian Railway Corporation


By Kasim Sumaina

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday approved the reappointment of Mr Fidet Okhiria as the Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC).

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by the Director of Press of the ministry, Eric Ejiekwe, disclosed that President Buhari via a letter Ref: No SH/COS/17/A/1698 dated 5th October, 2020 approved the renewal of the appointment of Okhiria as the Managing Director/CEO of NRC.

Ajani noted that the reappointment is in accordance with the relevant section of the Nigerian Railway Corporation Act. Cap 129, LFN, 2004.

Okhiria, who was first appointed as MD of the corporation on October 24, 2016, will continue his tenure effective October 20, 2020 for a second and final four-year tenure.