Buhari appoints Chiedu Ugbo NDPHC boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Joseph Chiedu Ugbo as substantive Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC).


Two other Executive Directors also appointed are Mallam Babayo Shehu, Executive Director (Finance and Administration) and Ife Oyedele – Executive Director (Engineering and Technical Services).

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The appointments were communicated in a statement by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,Babachir David Lawal on Wednesday.

Ugbo until his appointment was acting in the same capacity.

He is a legal practitioner and infrastructure regulations specialist with extensive experience in electricity industry reform and privatization.

He has Bachelor and Master of Law Degrees from the University of Lagos and was admitted to practice Law in Nigeria in 1991.

For over 15 years, he provided legal advisory services to public sector power entities including legal support to erstwhile National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) and to the Bureau of Public Enterprises during the privatization of the 20 successor companies of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

Mallam Shehu also brands an intimidating resume,he has a First Class Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He began his working career with Bauchi State Development Board in 1981.

He had a stint in banking from 1987 to 2003 and thereafter joined the federal public service in 2003 and was in the service from 2003 to 2014.

Oyedele graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos in 1982. He is a member, Nigerian Society of Engineers and Institute of Directors.

Between 1982 and 1992, worked in both the public and private sectors. He established his own company, Messrs Matcom Limited in 1992. He is the Managing Director of the company until his new appointment.



  1. Legal Practitioner in infrastructure regulation wit extensive experience in electricity reform & privatisation? And so what? D Minister for Power, Works & Housing, a Lawyer again? I don’t kno where we ar heading to in this Country. What is NSE doing? I’m still saying this, d last first time a Pharmacist was appointed as Secretary of Health, NMA protested against it and such mistake never repeated itself. A Lawyer heading Electricity Industry? True Country with your Leaders. B4 d end if d year, there will be 24/7 Uninterrupted Power Supy in d Country.

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