Disagreement has ensued between the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha, the Chief of Staff, COS, to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and organised labour over the recent sacking of the former managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed.
Mr. Mohammed was sacked last week by the Minister of Power, Mr. Mamman Sale, in what the minister described as part of “measures to reposition and improve performance of the nation’s power sector,” according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Mr. Aaron Atimas. Mr. Sule Abdulaziz was immediately announced as new TCN boss in acting capacity.
However, the development has not gone down well with organised labour, whose members have asked the SGF to query the sacking of Mohammed, which the Power minister said was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari through the Office of the COS.
Gambari, in a letter, titled “Re: Aligning the Transmission Company of Nigeria with the Presidential Power Initiative” addressed to the Minister of Power, said: “Further to your submission on the above subject, kindly be advised that the President has approved the immediate removal of the current managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Gur Mohammed directed that Sure Abdulaziz be installed as acting managing director pending your submission of a substantive list for the board and executive management of the TCN.”
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