Buhari Names Three Directors For NDPHC

Yemisi Izuora

President Muhamadu Buhari has appointed three new Executive Directors to join the MD/CEO and other two Executive  Directors of Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Limited to steer the affairs of the  power infrastructure development agency and boost power infrastructure capacity in the country.

The three additional Executive Directors appointed are for Generation Directorate, Mr. Abdullahi Kassim from North West, Corporate Services Directorate,  Mrs. Nkechi Mba from South East and Executive Director in charge of Legal Services and Company Secretary Mr. Mohammed Mahmud.

With this new  expanded Board structure, NDPHC now has six  Directors  in-house representing each of the six geo-political zones of the country.

President  Buhari had on  August 20, 2020 approved the renewal of the appointment of Mr. Chiedu Ugbo as MD/CEO of NDPHC and Malam Babayo Shehu and Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele as Executive Directors respectively.

Before now,  Babayo Shehu from North East was Executive Director Finance and Administration but now oversees  Finance and Accounts Directorate, he is from Bauchi state while Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele from South West who paddled the affairs of the Directorate of Engineering & Technical Services is now  responsible for Networks Directorate. He is from Ondo state.

The new Executive Director,  Generation Mr.  Kassim, holds an M.Sc Degree in Thermal Engineering (Rotating Machinery & Equipment) from Cranfield University UK.

He is an experienced power plant engineer with experience from Dangote, Alstom and GE (General Electric). General Electric  supplied 32 out of 35 power turbines in NDPHC power plants across the country .

The new ED with GE experience will be operating a familiar terrain and ultimately boost the operating capacities of the plant with enhanced power generation for the country. He represent North West on the board and hails from Kano state.

Mrs. Nkechi Mba was until her appointment as the Executive Director Corporate services the General Manager Procurement.

A 1987 graduate  and a qualified  lawyer who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988 after going through the Law school. She joined the services of NDPHC in 2009 and has held several positions as Head of Administrative Services, Acting ED (Corporate Services) and was the immediate past  General Manager (Procurement). Mrs. Mba is from Anambra State and represents the South East zone.

Mr. Mohammed Mahmud is the Executive Director (Legal Services and Company Secretary). Mr. Mahmud graduated in 1985 and qualified as a lawyer in 1986.

He also holds LL.M degree from the University of London. He joined the services of NDPHC in 2010 and has held positions of General Manager (Legal Services) and Company Secretary and Legal Adviser. He is currently the Company Secretary and Legal Adviser of NDPHC. Mr. Mahmud is from Niger State and represents the North Central zone.

The 3 additional Executive Directors appointed are to join their colleagues whose tenure has been renewed for another 4 years to ensure efficiency in managing the affairs of NDPHC.

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