The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Joseph Chiedu Ugbo as the Managing Director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC, and Babayo Shehu and Ifeoluwa Oyedele as Executive Directors respectively.
According to a statement from the Vice President’s Office, the renewal will take effect from August 25, 2020 for a period of four years.
The appointment of three additional directors has also been approved for more effective and efficient coverage of the company’s areas of activity.
Ugbo, a lawyer, was appointed in June 2016, in an acting capacity but later confirmed as a substantive Managing Director in August 2016.
Under his watch, NDPHC has completed several projects including 2,194km of 330kV transmission lines and 809km of 132kV transmission lines. This represents an increase of 46% and 13% respectively over the pre-NIPP status of grid infrastructure.
A total of 10 new 330/132kV substations and seven new 132/33kV substations have also been completed with several other existing substations significantly expanded thereby adding 5,590MVA and 3,313MVA capacity to the national grid – the statistics of NIPP contribution to overall transmission system with transformation capacity is progressively increasing each day as the balance of the projects are being delivered.