Damilola Ogunbiyi: Nigeria’s REA boss gets top UN appointment

Damilola Ogunbiyi: Nigeria’s REA boss gets top UN appointment

- Damilola Ogunbiyi has been appointed to a top position in the UN

- Ogunbiyi was also appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SEforALL

- Ogunbiyi is the first female managing director of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency

Another Nigerian, Damilola Ogunbiyi, has joined the enviable list of Nigerians making the country proud on the international scene as she secured a top UN appointment.

Ogunbiyi was appointed as Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and Co-Chairperson of United Nations-Energy by António Guterres, the secretary general of the United Nations.

Ogunbiyi’s appointment was announced on Tuesday, October 29, in a statement published on the UN's website.

Legit.ng gathers that Ogunbiyi was also appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of SEforALL.

Damilola Ogunbiyi: Nigeria’s REA boss gets top UN appointment

Ogunbiyi was also appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SEforALL. Photo credit: The Punch
Source: UGC

SEforALL is an international organisation which has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The organisation's mandate is to help the world to achieve SDG7 and Paris Agreement targets.

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SDG7 centres on access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030.

Ogunbiyi is the first female managing director of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency (REA).

Ogunbiyi, prior to her appointment as MD of REA, was the general manager of the Lagos State Electricity Board, also the first woman to occupy the seat.

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Meanwhile, Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, president of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), has promised to carry everyone along as he resumes his position officially.

The new UNGA president stated this in a tweet on Monday, September 16.

He said he was honoured and humbled to take up his new role as president of the 74th session of the UNGA and pledged to continue working to ensure that “we don't leave anyone behind.”

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