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Buhari seeks senate confirmation of Prof Momoh as NERC boss


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President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Prof James Momoh as Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

The President, in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, yesterday said Momoh has the technical knowledge, capacity and integrity to lead the Commission’s effort to bring about the much needed change in Nigeria’s power sector.

Momoh is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of Energy Services and Controls at Howard University, United States (US).  


A Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Momoh has over three decades of teaching and research experience in power system, smart grid, optimisation and power communications.

The 1987 recipient of the National Science Foundation-US White House Presidential Young Investigator Award is a widely published scholar and has held several professional leadership positions in the academia.

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