- Engineer Fidet Edentalen Okhiria has been reappointed Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC)
- Okhiria who hails from Iruekpen Ekpoma in Edo state, started his journey with the NRC as a pupil engineer
- He was appointed MD, NRC in October 2016 and has been piloting the affairs of the corporation till date
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Engineer Fidet Edentalen Okhiria as Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC).
This was contained in a letter addressed to the NRC MD by the permanent secretary of the ministry of transportation, Dr Magdalene Ajayi, on Wednesday, October 7.
The letter stated that Engineer Okhiria has been reappointed for the second and final term of four years which is expected to begin from Tuesday, October 20.
Okhiria who hails from Iruekpen Ekpoma in Edo state started his journey with the NRC as pupil engineer and rose to the position of director mechanical/electrical/signal and telecommunication.
He attended Ujeolen primary school from 1967 to 1972 and Ujeolen grammar school from 1973 to 1977 both in Ekpoma, Edo state.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc Electrical Engineering) from University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos. He did his national youth service (NYSC) programme at the then National Electrical Power Authority (NEPA) from 1985-1986.
He was appointed MD, NRC in October 2016 and has been piloting the affairs of the corporation till date prior to his reappointment.
Eng. Okhiria is a fellow of Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineering, (NIME), Chartered Member, Institute of Logistics and Transport (MILT), member Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), member Institute of Directors (IOD), member Institute of Strategic Management (ISM) and member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).
Meanwhile, President Buhari on Tuesday, September 29, commissioned the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Agbor-Warri railway project virtually.
The event took place at the Agbor station of the rail line which was named after former president Goodluck Jonathan.
Speaking at the event, President Buhari urged Nigerians to support his administration's drive for the provision of infrastructure, adding that maintenance and safety culture is necessary for such facilities.
In a related development, Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, commended President Buhari for his bi-partisan approach to governance which he said engendered the completion of the 326-kilometre Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line.
Okowa expressed appreciation of Deltans and the people of Ika in particular, on the successful completion of the project under the watch of Buhari.
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