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FG Appoints New CEO For Rural Electrification Agency

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President Goodluck Jonathan, has appointed Engr. Kenneth Achugbu, as the new chief executive officer of the Rural Electrification Agenda (REA).

The REA was established in 2006 following the passage into law of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005, to carry out electrification in the rural areas of Nigeria both with grid and off-grid mode of electrification, but has been in limbo since 2009 following a N5.2 billion scam which rocked the agency.

Achugbu who is a COREN-registered engineer and a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, until his recent appointment, has been coordinating the activities of the REA for the past one year.

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