REA Gives 24,000 Rural Families Cause to Smile with Solar Power

Posted: January 19, 2022 at 2:43 pm   /   Discos, Government, Ministry of Power, REA

The management of the Rural Electrification Agency, REA, has put smiles in the faces of over 24,000 rural families around the nation with the completion of the first phase of the Rural Electrification Fund (REF). The relief of the families is easy to imagine as they are now enjoying better lives with their ability to […]

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President Buhari over-rules Minister of Power, reinstates NBET MD

Posted: January 10, 2020 at 11:02 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NBET, NERC, REA

The Power Sector has of recent become the theatre of chess games! The latest move is that of President Buhari reversing the moves of the Minister of Power, Engr Sale Mamman. The Minister of Power had in the wee hours of December 2019 technically “sacked” the Managing Director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader, NBET […]

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President Buhari Appoints Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as MD, REA

Posted: December 31, 2019 at 8:36 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, REA, Uncategorized

The Rural Electrification Agency, REA, has a new Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer in the person of Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad. According to a just released twitter post by the Office of the Minister of Power @PowerMinNigeria, the appointment of Salihijo Ahmad has been approved by President Mohammadu Buhari. The appointment of the new MD was […]

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Power Minister Asks MD, NBET to Step Down, Suspends MD, REA

Posted: December 29, 2019 at 7:41 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, NBET, REA

In one fell swoop, the Federal Minister of Power, Engr Sale Mamam has asked the Managing Director of Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company, NBET, Dr Merilyn Amobi to step down and suspended the Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, REA, Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi in what seems to be a major shake up in the Power […]

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Big Consumer Data Drives Operations in Rural Electrification Agency- REA MD

Posted: March 10, 2018 at 12:25 pm   /   Government, REA

The Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency, REA, Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi has affirmed that big electricity consumer data base drives their operation leading to great level of success in project implementation. “We have an energy database in the REA and conduct extensive energy demand studies to determine the actual needs of the people before […]

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Kano State Donates Land for Dangote’s $150m Power Project

Posted: January 22, 2018 at 2:45 pm   /   Gen. Biz, REA

The Kano State government has donated 150 hectares of land to Dangote Group for the development of its $150 million Black Rhino solar power plant in Zakirai, Gabasawa Local Government Area of the state. It is estimated that the power plant will provide 100 megawatts of solar power by 2020. The Managing Director, Stakeholders Management, […]

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REA to Deliver Phase 1 Power Projects to Federal Universities in 2018

Posted: January 6, 2018 at 10:57 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, REA

The Rural Electrification Agency, REA, has said that the planned Energizing Education Programme (EEP) which aims to provide dedicated and reliable electricity supply to some federal universities is on course for delivery in 2018. According to a statement from the agency: “Allegations that the MD/CEO made any statements to the contrary are patently untrue and […]

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FG Launches Energy Policy to Achieve Robust Energy Mix

Posted: August 22, 2015 at 1:45 am   /   Government, Ministry of Power, REA

The Federal Government has taken it quest for reducing dependence on oil for electricity production in the country to the next level by its launch of the Nigeria’s National Renewable Energy Plan, Energy Efficiency Action Plan and the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Action Agenda. Speaking during the launch, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry […]

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BOI Supports Clean Energy, Targets 100,000 Homes for Solar Scheme

Posted: July 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm   /   Government, Ministry of Power, REA

The Nigerian entrepreneurship development bank, the Bank of Industry (BoI) has expressed commitment to promoting alternative energy solutions to electricity problems in the country with the provision of solar energy to a target of 100,000 homes across the country in its pilot program. To achieve the objective of the solar for homes scheme initiated in […]

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