Press Release: Buhari Nominates Prof. James Momoh As NERC Head

Prof. James Momoh
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Prof. James Momoh for the
position of Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

The President’s nominee to the Senate for confirmation is a
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and Director
of Energy Services and Controls at Howard University, United States of

Prof. Momoh, a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers and Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers,
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.

Momoh has a Doctorate degree in electrical engineering from Howard
University; Master’s degrees in systems engineering from the University
of Pennsylvania; and electrical engineering from Carnegie University.
He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1975 from
Howard University. 

President Buhari strongly believes that
Prof 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.
Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
April 21, 2017

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