President Buhari Appoints Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as MD, REA
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 not alone as two other top appointments were made. There are Olaniyi Alaba Netufo as Executive Director South West and Eddi Mietuade Smith Julius as Non Executive Director, South South. These new appointees whose appointments take immediate effect, would work with the present executives to move the agency to the next level.
It would be recalled that only a few days back, the Minister of Power suspended the former MD/CEO of REA, Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi for infractions in the operations of the agency. The suspension was quite confusing to power industry watchers as it was widely believed that Mrs Ogunbiyi, had several months earlier, resigned her appointment to join a United Nations agency.