The West African Power Pool (WAPP), has appointed the Ag. Managing Director/CEO of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engr. Sule A. Abdulaziz, as the new Chairman of the WAPP Executive Board.

The appointment was made during the 46th meeting of the WAPP Executive Board chaired by its Secretary General, Mr. Siengui Apollinaire, which held via video conference on October 21, 2020.

Engr. Abdulaziz was nominated by the former MD/CEO of PHCN, Engr. Joe Makoju, who is a honorary member of WAPP. While making the nomination, Engr. Makoju noted that Engr. Abdulaziz remains an expert in engineering with vast experience in the electricity sub-sector, and therefore, would perform creditably as the new WAPP Executive Board Chairman. His proposal was endorsed by MDs and DGs of other members of the Board.

In his acceptance speech, the Ag. MD/CEO, Engr, SuleAbdulaziz, thanked the board members and the honorary member of the Executive Board for his nomination as the Chairman of the Board, and assured them of his total commitment to the overall objective of the regional electricity body.

He expressed the need to move the pool to the next level of operational efficiency and solicited the support of member utilities, especially those of the Executive Board in this regard. He equally encouraged all WAPP member utilities to continue to collaborate actively with the secretariat to ensure effective and efficient coordination and implementation of the all WAPP programmes.

Urging members to ensure prompt payment of their contributions to the pool, he informed the meeting that TCN’s contribution will be remitted very soon as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria had graciously approved the payment of TCN’s contribution.

The West African Power Pool (WAPP) was created by Decision A/DEC.5/12/99 of the Twenty-Second Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government and dopted during the Twenty-Ninth Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government held in Niamey.


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