Buhari recalls dismissed NBET MD

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President Muhammadu Buhari has overruled the dismissal of Marilyn Amobi as the managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited (NBET).

Amobi was dismissed in December 2019 by Minister of Power, Sale Mamman over alleged malpractices and in a bid to “restore sanity” in the management of the agency.

But a memo from the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), released on Thursday recalled Amobi.

The memo also announced that the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited (NBET) has been moved from the ministry of power to the ministry of finance.

Following Amobi’s dismissal, Mamman appointed Nnaemeka Ewelukwa, a general manager of the agency to assume her role in acting capacity.

Ewelukwa has now been asked to step aside for Amobi to resume her former position.

The presidents is decision is coming less than 48 hours after he reversed the suspension of Damilola Ogunbiyi as the managing director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).

Ogunbiyi was also suspended by Mamman over alleged malpractices.




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