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Tinubu Appoints New Management Team For MD/CEO Of Rural Electrification Agency, Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad



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President Bola Tinubu has appointed a new management team for the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).

This follows the suspension of the Ahmad Salhijo Ahmed led team.

The new management team includes Abba Abubakar Aliyu, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ayoade Gboyega, Executive Director, Corporate Services, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Executive Director, Technical Services, Doris Uboh, Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund (REF) and Olufemi Akinyelure, Head of Project Management Unit, Nigeria Electrification Project.

Recall that the former team led by Ahmad was suspended by Thursday, March 7, by President Tinubu following an allegation of engaging in fraudulent spending totaling more than N1.2 billion in the last two years.

Ahmad was suspended along with the three Executive Directors of the agency namely Olaniyi Alaba Netufo, Executive Director, Corporate Services; Barka Sajou, Executive Director, Technical Services; and Sa’adatu Balgore, Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund (REF).

The President also directed a thorough investigation into the actions of the mentioned officials.


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