Home News Tinubu suspends Rural Electrification agency officials over alleged fraud
News

Tinubu suspends Rural Electrification agency officials over alleged fraud

181
Tinubu writes House of Assembly

Following a comprehensive investigation into financial irregularities within the Rural Electrification Agency, President Tinubu has approved the indefinite suspension of the Managing Director/CEO, Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, and three Executive Directors.

According to a statement from Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the suspension is in light of findings of fraudulent expenditure totalling over N1.2 billion over the past two years. 

Ngelale emphasized the gravity of the situation, stating, “President Tinubu expects all appointees in his administration to uphold the highest standards of transparency and accountability in the discharge of their duties.” 

In response to the suspensions, President Tinubu has ordered a more comprehensive investigation into the conduct of the implicated officials. Anti-graft agencies have already commenced efforts to recover some of the misappropriated funds.

Tinubu has appointed a new interim management team to ensure continuity and leadership within the Rural Electrification Agency. 

Abba Abubakar Aliyu has been appointed as the Acting Managing Director/CEO, alongside Ayoade Gboyega, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Doris Uboh, and Olufemi Akinyelure, who will serve as Executive Directors.

About The Author

Related Articles

NewsSecurity

Sudan War: RSF Leader Agrees To Attend US-Mediated Ceasefire Talks

The paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has agreed to participate in US-mediated...

News

NIGER: Dismissed Employees of Chinese Oil Company Protest Nonpayment of Salaries

Nigerien employees of a Chinese oil company, CNPC, who are working on...

NLC Planned Protest
News

NLC Denies Withdrawing From Planned Protest, Stands In Solidarity With The People

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has denied reports that it has pulled...

Netflix Subscription Prices Nigeria
EntertainmentNews

Netflix Increases Subscription Prices In Nigeria For The Second Time In 3 Months

Netflix has raised its subscription prices again in Nigeria. The Premium Plan...