SACKED NIBET, REA MANAGING DIRECTORS BELONGED TO A CABAL – POWER MINISTER

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government on Monday provided additional reasons why the managing directors of the Rural Electrification Agency and the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company were removed from office. It disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja by the Special Assistant to the Minister of Power, Aaron Artimas. The statement alleged that the sacked bosses of REA and NBET were part of a cabal which held the power ministry by the throat and were “denying Nigerians the full value of their huge investments in the power sector.” It…

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HOW BUHARI APPOINTED LEVEL 12 OFFICER TO HEAD REA, THE LIES ABOUT HIS QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

President Muhammadu Buhari approved a former mid-level civil servant to head a crucial electrification agency, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Perhaps to conceal the fact that the appointment would be questioned by Nigerians, the appointee was described in a public press statement as an expert with “vast knowledge and experience in power sector development.” A spokesperson announced Tuesday that the president approved the appointment of Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Electrification Agency. Aaron Artimas, the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to…

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AS EXPECTED BUHARI APPOINT AHMAD SALHIJO TO REPLACE SUSPENDED OGUNBIYI AS REA MANAGING DIRECTOR

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as the managing director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA). The appointment is not unexpected given the fact that most Southern appointees removed by the BUHARI administration have been replaced by core Northerners and it is hardly the other way round. On December 24, Sale Mamman, minister of power, ordered the indefinite suspension of Damilola Ogunbiyi, former REA managing director. The minister also ordered an investigation into alleged infractions by the agency under Ogunbiyi. Mamman said the move was to sanitise the activities of…

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REA MD, ANOTHER OSINBAJO NOMINEE FIRED BY MINISTER OF POWER

Days after Fowler, FIRS boss, who is believed to be a friend and close associate to Vice President lost his job, another associate has followed Sale Mamman, minister of power, has ordered the indefinite suspension of Damilola Ogunbiyi, managing director of Rural Electrification Agency (REA). In a statement on Tuesday, Aaron Artimas, special adviser to the minister, said the suspension is with immediate effect. According to him, Mamman has also ordered an investigation into alleged infractions by the agency. “Following some apparent infractions in the Rural Electrification Agency, the Minister…

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