Buhari Sacks TCN Managing Director, Announces Replacement


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Usman Mohammed

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday sacked the Managing Director of the Transition Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr Usman Mohammed, and appointed Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, an engineer, as acting managing director.

A statement by the Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Communications, Aaron Artimas, however, did not give specific reason for Mohammed’s removal, but said it was part of the reorganisation of the company.

However, a few days before his sack, Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) had threatened to ground the electricity sector over continued anti-labour practices at the TCN and called for his removal.

They alleged that Mohammad illegally removed the president of SSAEAC, Chris Okonkwo, from the service of the TCN, when he (Okonkwo) still had many years of service and hadn’t clocked 60 years of age or 35 years in service.


Source: Thisday Newspaper