By ABAH ADAH, Abuja
Members of the Management and staff of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Ltd have taken turn to pay glowing tribute to the late Executive Director (ED), Legal Services and Secretary of the company, Mr Mohammed Mahmud, who died on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the age of 57.
Speaking at A Day of Tribute organised by NDPHC, the managing director, Mr Chiedu Ugbo, said Mahmud was a friend whose death was unbelievable and very painful, according to a statement obtained by The SUMMIT.
He said, “Mahmud was not just a colleague but a great friend, a confidant. Mahmud and I met as lawyers at a transaction, a few years before I became the MD of NDPHC. His charisma and charming personality made us instant friends. As a friend, he was very caring, reliable and dependable.
“When, I became the MD in 2016, Mahmud became extremely supportive, without envy and without bile or guile. He helped me tremendously in settling into my new role and continued to guide me, caring so much about my health and well-being. He was such a wonderful friend. I have lost a great friend”, Ugbo added.
In his tribute, the Executive Director, Networks, IfeOluwa Oyedele, who also described late Mahmud as a friend, said his death was a shock.
“Late Mahmud was a very knowledgeable and urbane gentleman yet he was also humble and very respectful who never failed to pass compliments about those things he admired in someone”.
“He rarely gets angry and avoids unnecessary argument. His elevation to the higher position of Executive Director did not change his person. Until his sudden and unfortunate demise he remained our ‘go to man’ who gets things done,” Oyedele recalled.
On his part, Mallam Babayo Shehu, Executive Director, Finance & Accounts, NDPHC, described late Mahmud as a friend and brother who was a blessing to the company and those around him.
On their parts, Nkechi Mba and Kassim Abdullahi Executive Directors Corporate Services and Generation respectively said Mahmud’s death was a great loss not just to the company but also to the country.
Survived by his aged mother, wife, children and siblings, Late Mahmud was an excellent legal practitioner with over three decades of experience in legal practice mainly in the energy and banking industry.