Politics, intrigues and dilemma in power sector’s coordination, policies

Wed Jan 15th, 2020 - Nationwide

About two weeks ago, the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman ordered the suspension of the Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Damilola Ogunbiyi and asked for the immediate stepping down of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), Marilyn Amobi.

As noted by Mamman, the decision followed series of infractions in the agencies, as the Minister’s spokesman, Aaron Artimas said: “The minister directed the constitution of a five-man investigative committee to look into the myriads of complaints against the MD/CEO (of NBET) with the view of restoring sanity in the management of the company.”

While asking Amobi to handover to the most senior director in the organisation, the Minister noted that Ogunbiyi’s suspension followed apparent infractions in the agency she oversaw and further directed an immediate investigation into the activities of the REA towards repositioning it for better service delivery.




source: Guardian