PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Chiedu Joseph Ugbo as the substantive managing director and chief executive officer of Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC. Also, Mallam Babayo Shehu and Engr. Ife Oyedele have been named executive directors. Confirmation of their appointments was converged in a press statement issued through ‎the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF, Engr Babachir David Lawal. The statement further
disclosed that while Mallam Shehu was appointed executive director, Finance and Administration, Engr Oyedele will head Engineering and Technical Services Department of the company. According to the statement, “Mr. Ugbo is a legal practitioner and infrastructure regulations specialist with extensive experience in electricity industry reform and privatisation. He has Bachelor and Master of Law Degrees from the University of Lagos and was admitted to practise Law in Nigeria in 1991. “For over 15 years, he provided legal advisory
services to public sector power entities, including legal support to erstwhile National Electric Power Authority, NEPA, and to the Bureau of Public Enterprises during the privatisation of the 20 successor companies of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN. “Mallam Babayo Shehu has a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. Mallam Babayo Shehu began his working career with Bauchi State Development Board
in 1981. He was in banking from 1987 to 2003 and thereafter joined the federal public service in 2003 and was in the service from 2003 to 2014. “Engineer Oyedele graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Electrical Engineering, from the University of Lagos in 1982. He is a member, Nigerian Society of Engineers and Institute of Directors. Between 1982 and 1992, Engineer Oyedele worked in both the public and private sectors. He established his own company, Messrs Matcom Limited, in 1992. He is the managing director of the company until his new appointment.”

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