BREAKING: Tinubu Suspend Electricity Agency MD Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad Over N1.2bn Fraud

Mar 7, 2024 | Entertainment, News


  • President Bola Tinubu has indefinitely suspended Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, the managing director/CEO of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
  • He was suspended alongside three executive directors under the ministry over an alleged N1.2 billion fraud
  • In a statement released on Thursday, March 7, President Tinubu appointed new directors on a temporal basis

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

FCT, Abuja – President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given the green light to the indefinite suspension of Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, the managing director/CEO of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), and three of its executive directors.

This development was confirmed by the president’s spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, in a statement released on Thursday, March 7.

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President Bola Tinubu has continued his sanitisation of federal government agencies with the suspension of REA managing director.
President Bola Tinubu has continued his sanitisation of federal government agencies by suspending the REA managing director. Photo Credit: Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad/Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

As contained in the statement made available to Legit.ng these three executives were listed as:

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(1) Olaniyi Alaba Netufo — Executive Director, Corporate Services

(2) Barka Sajou — Executive Director, Technical Services

(3) Sa’adatu Balgore — Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund (REF)

Meanwhile, President Tinubu has instructed a thorough investigation into the officials’ actions regarding the fraudulent misuse of funds totalling more than N1.2 billion in the last two years.

It was also gathered that the anti-corruption agencies have already recovered some of this money.

The statement also revealed that President Tinubu had approved the appointment of temporary persons to manage affairs at the REA.

List of temporary appointees

(1) Abba Abubakar Aliyu — Managing Director/CEO

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(2) Ayoade Gboyega — Executive Director, Corporate Services

(3) Umar Abdullahi Umar — Executive Director, Technical Services

(4) Doris Uboh — Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund (REF)

(5) Olufemi Akinyelure — Head of Project Management Unit, Nigeria Electrification Project

President Bola Tinubu has called on all officials in his administration to prioritise transparency and accountability while carrying out their responsibilities.

He emphasises his commitment to prioritising Nigerians’ needs for effective governance and quality service delivery over the personal agendas of those entrusted with serving the Nigerian populace.

Tinubu’s work routine revealed

In another report, President Bola Tinubu’s media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, shared some insight about working for Nigeria’s number one citizen.

Ngelale has urged Nigerians to hang on, stating that President Tinubu is aware of their suffering and is working tirelessly to salvage the situation.

The president’s spokesperson also described his boss as a workaholic who sleeps from 2 to 3 a.m. daily, including Sundays and wakes up at 8 a.m.

Source: Legit.ng





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