Buhari overrules minister of power, recalls suspended NBET MD

Buhari overrules minister of power, recalls suspended NBET MD

- President Muhammadu Buhari recalls Marilyn Amobi as the managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited (NBET)

- Amobi’s recall is confirmed by Emmanuel Bello, the spokesperson to the power minister

- Following her re-appointment, the agency she heads is moved from the ministry of power to the ministry of finance

Marilyn Amobi has again resumed her duties as the managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited (NBET) after President Muhammadu Buhari reversed her dismissal by Sale Mamman, the minister of power.

Emmanuel Bello, the spokesperson to the power minister, confirmed Amobi’s reappointment on Thursday, January 9, to Premium Times.

Following her re-appointment, the agency she heads was moved from the ministry of power to the ministry of finance.

Buhari overrules power minister, recalls suspended NBET MD

The suspended managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited (NBET), Marilyn Amobi, has been recalled by President Buhari. Photo credits: Premium Times
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The minister of power in December had asked Amobi to step down with immediate effect and hand over to the most senior director in the organisation.

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Mamman explained that the suspension of the NBET boss was in continuation of the government’s effort to reorganise and sanitise the Federal Ministry of Power and its affiliate agencies.

Meanwhile, the minister of power has claimed that Nigerians are being denied electricity by a certain cabal in his ministry who want to perpetuate themselves in power.

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The minister made the claim on Monday, January 6, following reactions that trailed the suspension of some top officials in the ministry, The Cable reports.

Mamman in a statement through Aaron Artimas, his media aide, said the cabals in the power ministry are working against government efforts to reposition the power sector for efficiency.

When denying the accusation of ethnic bias, he said the activities of the cabal had affected the entire industry which prompted the government to remedy the situation with the goal of improving power in the country.

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