By Shola Abayomi.
The Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Alhaji Usman Gur Mohammed has been sacked.
Mohammed’s appointment was terminated with immediate effect on Tuesday, following the approval of the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman.
A statement issued by the minister’s spokesperson, Aaron Artimas, disclosed that the ousted TCN boss has been replaced with Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, in acting capacity.
“As part of continuing measures to reposition and improve the performance of the power Sector in the country, the Honorable Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman hereby announces major changes at the Transmission Company of Nigeria.
“Accordingly, the Managing Director of the TCN, Usman Gur Mohammed has been removed from office with immediate effect. He is being replaced with Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, as Managing Director, in acting capacity.
“The Honorable Minister has also confirmed the appointment of four directors who have been on acting position in the Company for some time”, the statement read.
President Muhammadu Buhari had in February 2018 appointed Usman Gur Mohammed as the substantive Managing Director of TCN for a period of four years.
It, however, remains unclear why his appointment was abruptly terminated.