UK appoints Nigerian Damilola, to lead council on energy with Alok Sharma

UK appoints Nigerian Damilola, to lead council on energy with Alok Sharma

- Damilola Ogunbiyi, a Nigerian, has achieved a great feat as she got an appointment to co-lead the UN council on clean energy

- Prior to her new international role, she worked under the Nigerian government as an aide to President Buhari on power

- In her present role, she will be working on creating access to clean technologies alongside her superior, Alok Sharma

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Nigerians keep flying the nation's flag high in representing the country well internationally. Damilola Ogunbiyi, one of such Nigerians, has been appointed by the UK government as a co-chair of the UN Climate Change Conference’s Energy Transition Council.

Legit.ng learnt from a Premium Times reports that Damilola will be working with the CoP president, Alok Sharma, as contained in the statement from the government on Monday, September 21.

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On the same date, the Nigerian was with other world leaders to talk about clean energy cooperation for the next 10 years.

The statement by the UK government also said that there would be a drive to meet zero carbon emission commitments.

It added that the action would help other countries have access to great clean power technologies in areas like energy and storage, among others.

A collage showing Boris Johnson and Damilola Ogunbiyi. Photos sources: Getty Images/Premium Times
A collage showing Boris Johnson and Damilola Ogunbiyi. Photos sources: Getty Images/Premium Times
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It should be noted that Damilola was suspended by the minister of power, Sale Mamman, over some allegations in 2019.

Prior to this present appointment, President Muhammadu Buhari reversed her suspension which allowed her to resign and go after the new international role.

She was a former senior aide to the president on power and also the head of the advisory power team. During her tenure, places like Lagos state hospitals and schools had a boost of 55 megawatts.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian Kikelomo “Kike” Lawal also got appointed as the executive vice president and chief legal officer of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).

Prior to her appointment, she was the chief legal officer, ombudsman, and corporate secretary of Interac Corp for 12 years and eight months. Kikelomo was also a senior associate of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP for five years and 9 months.

She had her education at both the New York University and Harvard Law School. Bloomberg reports that the Nigerian is very passionate about inclusion concerning race/ethnicity, gender, and life experience.

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