REA Gets New Board Chairman

The Federal Government has inaugurated Danlami M. Kurfi as the new Chairman of the governing board of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).

Special Assistant, Information and Communication to the Minister of State for Power, Inyali Peter in a statement said, the inauguration was done by the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, OFR, Tuesday in Abuja.

Kurfi would replace the former Chairman of the board, Abdulazeez Yar’Adua who resigned to contest Katsina Central Senatorial District election in 2023.

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Jedy-Agba while urging the board members and management to work in synergy to deliver on their mandate, warned against factionalization or creation of camps of any kind within the board or agency.

According to him, “I want to congratulate the new Chairman for his appointment. He has been around public service for some time now; as a two-term former House of Representatives member, I’m optimistic that he’s the right fit for the job. I also thank Mr. Mohammed Badamasy who acted as Chairman while we were searching for a new Chairman.

I urge you all, board members to give the new Chairman same corporation you gave the former Chairman. I know you’re all very knowledgeable in the field of your assignments. We want synergy among board members, between board and management. We don’t want camps or factions in the board.

Minister of State, Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, OFR with REA Board members after the inauguration of Hon. Kurfi as new Chairman.

We don’t want to hear that the board is fighting management or management is ill-treating the board, at all times, you must be conscious of the fact that the essence of your appointment is to help government deliver on the mandate of the agency by providing rural dwellers access to reliable, efficient and sustainable electricity”.

Chairman of the board, in his acceptance speech, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Honourable Minister of State, Power for finding him worthy for the appointment.

Kurfi said that the composition of the “rightly selected” board members from across all areas of national interest is a true reflection of hope and a good combination that would enable the board deliver on its mandate.

He assured that the board under him will work with management and other relevant stakeholders to continue to assess opportunities to acquire businesses in key renewable energy areas across the country.


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