The Senate has confirmed Professor James Momoh as Chairman of Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The confirmation followed a report by the Senate Committee on Power led by Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe recommending the confirmation of the nominee according to Sahara Reporters.
“Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, the nominee, Prof. James Momoh was screened by the Senate Committee on Power. He has the credentials, and he has the experience.” “The Committee, therefore, has no objection to his confirmation and I hereby submit that he should be confirmed,” Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe submitted.
Accodring to his profile on http://cesac.howard.edu/faculty-staff/, James Momoh received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree in 1975 from Howard University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) in 1976 from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Science (MS) degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University in 1983.
He was Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at Howard University and Director of the Center for Energy Systems and Control. In 1987, Momoh received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Young Investigator Award. He was Program Director of the Power program in the Electrical and Communications Systems (ECS) Division at NSF from 2001-2004. Momoh is a Fellow at the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IEEE) and a Distinguished Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). He was inducted as a Fellow Member of Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2004.
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JAMES MOMOH CONFIRMED NERC CHAIRMAN