For the second time in six months, the Minister of Power, Mamman Saleh, has announced the sack of Dr. (Mrs) Marilyn Amobi, as the Managing Director/CEO of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading, PLC (NBET). His action, he declared, was in furtherance of the reorganization/ realignments in the Power Sector.
He also replaced her with Dr. Nnaemeka Eweluka, the company’s General Counsel and Secretary.
Amobi, was first sacked on December 24, 2019 but was recalled by the Presidency.
Mamman in a statement signed its Special Adviser Media & Communications, Aaron Artimas, declared that Amobi is to handover and proceed on terminal leave with immediate effect.
“In furtherance of the reorganization/ realignments in the Power Sector, the Honourable Minister of Power Engr. Sale Mamman announces the appointment of a new Managing Director for the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading, PLC. He is Dr. Nnaemeka Eweluka, the company’s General Counsel and Secretary,” the statment read.
“He is to succeed Dr. Marilyn Amobi, as substantive Managing Director/CEO, while the former MD is to handover and proceed on terminal leave with immediate effect.
“President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier approved the recommendation to this effect.”
Dr. Eweluka, a lawyer comes to this position with over twenty years’ experience, spanning private practice, academics and the Power sector.
He is a specialist on privatization and legal energy reforms as well as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration.