Power Sector: Electrification Agency Boss Suspended For Non-performance

Channels Television  
Updated January 21, 2014

The Managing Director of the National Rural Electrification Agency, Mr Kenneth Achugbu has been suspended.

Announcing his suspension on Tuesday, the chairman of the agency’s board, Senator Jonathan Zwingina said that Mr Achugbu was suspended for lack of executive capacity to implement the Federal Government programme in the power sector.

The suspension was announced after a board meeting which lasted for three hours.

Senator Zwingina also said that Mr Abubakar Wasaram, who is the most senior director, would replace Mr Achugbu as the acting Managing Director of the agency.

“The board shall set up task forces to undertake working tour of all projects in the Federation in order to determine their level of execution,” he said.

The board also directed the new managing director to reconstitute the management committee of the agency.