Breaking: FG makes u-turn on suspension of Ogunbiyi as REA MD

The federal government has made reversed the suspension of Managing Director of Rural Electricity Agency (REA) Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi, instead her resignation has been considered.

Ogunbiyi resigned in a bid to take up a new job with the United Nation.

She was suspended on December 31, 2019 over alleged malpractices.

After her suspension, Ogunbiyi, first female MD of the REA, tendered her resignation and took up a job as the UN special representative for sustainable energy and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll).

Although the president reversed her suspension, he accepted her resignation.

A letter directed to Amina Mohammed, UN deputy secretary-general, by the office of the secretary to the government of the federation, conveyed the directive of the president to the international organisation.

”Following the recent developments in the Nigerian power sector, I write to inform you that His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari has reviewed the situation and directed that the suspension of Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi, managing director (Rural Electrification Agency) be reversed for lack of due process” it read.