Power Minister inaugurates new REA Governing Board

Solomon Ezeme

The Honourable Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, has sworn in a new Governing Board of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).

In a press release sent on Thursday to EnergyDay by the REA, the new board consists of the MD/CEO of the agency Engr. Ahmad Salihijo with Abdulazeez Musa Yar’Adua as Chairman.

Some government agencies were added to the governing board, including the Federal Ministry of Power (Supervising Ministry), the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Budget and National Planning and the Bureau for Public Enterprise (BPE).

It also disclosed that Dr. Sanusi Ohiare was re-appointed as the Executive Director of the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) for another 5-year term.

The statement reads: “The Honourable Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, OFR has inaugurated the Governing Board of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).

“The board has Abdulazeez Musa Yar’Adua as Chairman and Managing Director/CEO of REA Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as a member stated.

“Other members of the Board representing the six – geopolitical zones include, Engr. Michael Oluwagbemi (representing the South West), Chidi Emmanuel Nwogu (representing the South East), Catherine A. Ajibike (representing the South-South), Dr. Abdullahi Garba (representing the North West), Dr. Abdul Umar (representing the North East), while Mohammed Kabir Badamasuiy (represents the North Central).

“Also, to enhance partnerships and improve the synergy with critical Agencies which are supportive of the REA in achieving its mandate, the following Government organizations are represented on the Governing Board with Ex-Officio capacity. These are the Federal Ministry of Power (Supervising Ministry), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning as well as the Bureau for Public Enterprise (BPE).

“In addition, Dr. Sanusi Ohiare has been re-appointed as the Executive Director Rural Electrification Fund (REF) for another 5-year term to continue the expansion of the REF and contribute to the continued development of the Agency.

“The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is one of the top-performing parastatals under the supervision of the Ministry of Power as it has continued to roll out Solar off-grid power solutions and grid extension to millions of unserved and underserved Nigerians.

“REA has been successful particularly because of critical partnerships with key Government counterparts and both national and international stakeholders.”

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