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Again, Buhari Overrules Power Minister, Reverses Suspension Of NBET Head



Minister of Power, Engr. Saleh Mamman


President Muhammadu Buhari has reversed the dismissal of Marilyn Amobi as the managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited (NBET). The directive is in a memo issued by the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).

President Buhari had recently ordered the reversal of the suspension of the immediate past Managing Director of Rural Electrification Agency, Damilola Ogunbiyi. He accepted resignation letter of Ogunbiyi who had since at United Nations job.

Mr Buhari ordered the reversal of the suspension in clear overrule of an earlier directive given by the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman.

However, TheCable understands that NBET has also been moved from the ministry of power to the ministry of finance.

In December 2019, Sale Mamman, minister of power, asked Amobi to step down with immediate effect in order to “restore sanity” in the management of the agency.

The minister also directed the constitution of a 5-man investigative committee to look into the allegations against the Managing Director.

Nnaemeka Ewelukwa, a general manager of the agency, immediately assumed office as the acting managing director of NBET. Ewelukwa has been asked to step aside for Amobi to resume her former position.

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