Engr. Fidet Edentalen Okhiria has been reappointed as the Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), effective from 20th October 2020.
This announcement was made by the Federal Government of Nigeria via its official Twitter handle.
However, the same information was disclosed in a statement issued by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Eric Ojiekwe.
Mr. Ojiekwe said the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Magdalene Ajani, disclosed that the re-appointment by the President was conveyed in a letter, with the reference number Ref: No SH/COS/17/A/1698 on October 5, 2020.
Mr. Okhiria is the current MD of the NRC, his reappointment for the second and final four-year tenure is in accordance with the relevant section of the Nigerian Railway Corporation Act. Cap 129, LFN, 2004.
He was first appointed as the MD of the corporation on October 24, 2016. Prior to his appointment in 2016, he served as the District Manager and Director of the Corporation.
Mr. Okhiria is a fellow of, Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineering (FNIME), Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (LCILT), Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (FSM), and a Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE).