Buhari appoints Ahmad REA MD

By Oke Peter

Following the suspension of Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi as the Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) last week. President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Engineer Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Agency.

The Minister of Power, Engineer Mamman Sale broke the news in a statement made available to newsmen today.

His Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Mr. Aaron Artimas, who issued the statement in Abuja, said that Buhari also appointed Chief Olaniyi Alaba Netufo as the Executive Director – South West.

The statement also noted that the President has also appointed Eddi Mietuade Smith Julius as Non-Executive Director, South-South.

According to Artimas statement, Ahmad is a renewable energy expert, who holds two Masters Degrees in Development Studies and Project Planning.

The new CEO, said the statement, has acquired vast knowledge and planning experience in power sector development.

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