Power minister suspends REA chief

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The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has suspended the Managing Director, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi indefinitely.

Also, the Minister directed the Managing Director, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Plc, Dr Marylyn Amobi, to step down from office.

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Ogunbiyi’s indefinite isuspension is with immediate effect, said the Minister’s Special Adviser, Mr. Aaron Artimas, in a statement yesterday.

Following some apparent infractions in the the Rural Electrification Agency,  Mamman directed Ogunbiyi to proceed on indefinite suspension with immediate effect.

Ms Ogunbiyi is to hand over to the next most senior officer in the Agency.

Consequently, the Minister has directed an immediate investigation into the activities of the Agency towards repositioning it for better service delivery.

Mamman, yesterday, also directed the Managing Director, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Plc, Dr Marylyn Amobi to step down from office.

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