UN job: Buhari reverses suspension of REA MD

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the reversal of the suspension of Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi from her role as Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency (REA).

Her resignation effective 31 December 2019 has been accepted to enable her take up her new appointment with the United Nations (UN).

The Minister of Power Saleh Mamman had earlier suspended Mrs Ogunbiyi and also directed an immediate investigation into the activities of the REA under her, while Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad was announced as the new MD of the agency.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres had on October 29, 2019 announced the appointment of Damilola Ogunbiyi of Nigeria as his Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy.

The Secretary-General also welcomes the announcement by the Administrative Board of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) that Ms. Ogunbiyi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SEforALL.

Ms. Ogunbiyi succeeds Rachel Kyte of the United Kingdom as Special Representative, Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy, and CEO of SEforALL. The Secretary-General expresses his gratitude to Ms. Kyte for her dedication and commitment to the United Nations, her achievements in accelerating universal energy access, and her leadership in advancing sustainable energy transition in the context of the Paris Agreement.

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