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Buhari confirms Sule Abdulaziz as TCN substantive MD

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President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed Sule Abdulaziz as the substantive Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, with effect from April 4.

Ndidi Mbah, the General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday said that until his confirmation, Abdulaziz was the Acting Managing Director of the company since May 19, 2020.

Mrs Mbah said that before becoming the acting managing director, Mr Abdulaziz was the General Manager (Projects) at the company’s headquarters.

“Subsequently, he became the Regional Transmission Manager of Shiroro and Abuja Regions of TCN with responsibility for various operational and managerial functions including the wheeling of bulk power to the Distribution Companies (Discos).

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“He was also incharge of coordination and supervision of equipment maintenance and repairs, transmission network reliability, security and expansion, inventory and stock management among

Mrs Mbah said that Abdulaziz had been responsible for the overall supervision of the affairs of the company including transmission projects, transmission network operations and maintenance, system operations.

Other responsibilities he carried out according to her are market administration, human resources management and chief accounting officer.

“Under his watch as the acting managing director, TCN made milestone achievements in projects execution and delivery, stable grid management, and human resources management that optimised personnel performance and productivity.

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“Working with an executive management consisting of four Executive Directors, Abdulaziz embarked on initiatives and execution that significantly transformed TCN from a faltering successor company in the post-privatisation era to a viable national and sub-regional transmission company,” she said.

Mrs Mbah said that Abdulaziz also distinguished himself as a skilled human resources manager who brought industrial harmony to TCN and had continued to maintain a non-interference and non-divisive policy in dealing with labor unions and union matters.

She said that the TCN boss equally enhanced capacity development by strategically investing in the training and retraining of staff to bridge skills gaps among others.


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