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

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu , disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Friday .

According to Shehu , the President ’s nominee has been sent to the Senate for confirmation .

The presidential spokesman said the nominee is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ; and Director of Energy Services and Controls at Howard University , United States of America .

Momoh, a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers , is said to have over three decades of teaching and research experience in power system, smart grid , optimisation and power communications.

The statement added, “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.

“Prof 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 .”

Credit : Punch

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