…….As Ewelukwa replaces Amobi
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recommendation of the Hon. Minister of Power , Engr. Mamman for the appointment of Dr. Nnaemeka Eweluka as the substantive MD/CEO for the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET).
In a statement released from office of the Honourable Minister of Power and signed by Special Adviser Media & Communications, Aaron Artimas, he said Ewelukwa a General Manager, and the pioneer General-Counsel/Company Secretary at NBET would be taking charge of the agencies’ operations as he has assumed office as the Acting MD/CEO of the company.
A look into Ewelukwa’s profile: Ewelukwa has been working at the firm since it was established by the Federal Government. With over 20 years of professional experience, spanning private practice, academia and currently, public service, he has also been part of the executive management team at NBET at a time.
Prior to joining NBET, the new acting MD had served as a technical adviser on electricity regulatory and transaction issues with the Presidential Task Force on Power that was set up by the Federal Government to lead the implementation of the reform road map for the power sector.
Nnaemeka holds a Bachelors of Law degree from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and a Masters in International Business Law from the London School of Economics. He also holds a PhD from the Queen Mary, University of London focused on privatization and electricity legal reform in Nigeria.
The new NBET boss practised commercial and corporate law after his Call to the Nigerian Bar. While in the United Kingdom, he worked with the solicitors firm, Patterson Sebastian & Co and also taught International Trade Law at Middlesex University and SOAS, University of London.
It will be recalled Swift Reporters reported when the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman directed Marilyn Amobi to step down due to countless complaints against her. The ministry announced through its Twitter handle that the sack was in continuation of the re-organisation and sanitation in the ministry.
Due to the complaints, Mamman raised a five-member committee to investigate and come to the end of the matter. Following the directive from the ministry for Amobi to hand over to the most senior director in the organisation, NBET complied with its appointment of Ewelukwa.