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FG suspends REA boss, asks NBET MD to step down

By Kingsley Jeremiah, Abuja
25 December 2019   |   3:55 am
The Federal Government yesterday ordered suspension of the Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Damilola Ogunbiyi and asked his Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) counterpart, Marilyn Amobi, to step down.

The Federal Government yesterday ordered suspension of the Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Damilola Ogunbiyi and asked his Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) counterpart, Marilyn Amobi, to step down.

Minister of Power, Sale Mamman announced the decision, which came after series of alleged infractions and power play in the agencies.
Amobi had been enmeshed in indictment regarding violation of the Procurement Act 2007 and has been under investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The commission had claimed that Amobi, like other indicted persons, violated the country’s Procurement Act 2007 and ICPC Act, 2000.

Ogunbiyi was also accused of infractions, which led to her suspension, just as Spokesman to the minister, Aaron Artimas, confirmed that Ogunbiyi’s suspension followed infractions in the REA.