By Ogbonnaya Owuru (Abuja)
Engr. Sule A. Abdulaziz, TCN Ag MD/CEO
The Acting managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, MD/CEO of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Engr. Sule A. Abdulaziz has been appointed the Chairman of “Congrés International des Grands Réseaux Electriques (International Council of Large Electric Networks), West Africa National Committee (CIGRE- WANC)- the West African arm of the global community for the collaborative development and sharing of power system expertise recently inaugurated.
This is contained in a press statement released by the General Manager Public Affairs Ndidi Mbah Tuesday in Abuja.
According to the statement, with this inauguration, CIGRE-WANC joins sixty (60) other National Committees with highly resourceful and professional bodies that make up the global CIGRE with headquarters in France. The global CIGRE has members from all over the world, comprising thousands of individual professionals from over 90 countries and about 1,250 corporate organizations, including some of the world’s leading experts.
“The West African National Committee, CIGRE-WANC with office within the WAPP Secretariat, Cotonou, shall be in charge of the management, development and implementation of all CIGRE activities within the fifteen countries of West Africa” The atatement read.
It also added “It is important to note that membership of CIGRE-WANC would be of immense benefit to scientific and academic communities in electro technics and electro mechanics, students and consultants in electrical energy and technicians working in the field of power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as manufacturers of electro technical materials and equipment”.
It further pointed that CIGRE’s National Committees offer diverse technical perspectives and expertise from every corner of the globe stating that the National Committee presently has a coordination desk in TCN Headquarters, Abuja.