In a bid to improve the power sector, President Muhammdu Buhari has nominated a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Controls at Howard University, the United States of America, Prof. James Momoh for the position of Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
According to a press statement by Garba Shehu, 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.
Prof. Momoh, a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Fellow of the Nigerian 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.
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.