President Tinubu suspends MD of Rural Electrification Agency, three others over N1.2 billion fraud

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given his approval for the immediate suspension of Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, the Managing Director/CEO of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), as well as three Executive Directors of the Agency.

President Tinubu has directed a thorough investigation into the actions of the mentioned officials who are suspected of engaging in fraudulent spending totaling more than N1.2 billion in the last two years.

Some of the misappropriated funds have already been reclaimed by anti-corruption agencies. The three Executive Directors of the Agency affected by the suspension are;
Olaniyi Alaba Netufo ( Executive Director, Corporate Services),
Barka Sajou ( Executive Director, Technical Services) and Sa’adatu
Balgore ( Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund)

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