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Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency
Damilola Ogunbiyi is the first female Managing Director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency and is responsible for Implementing the Nigerian Off Grid Electrification Programme and the Nigerian Electrification Project – a $350m World Bank facility to rapidly increase the develop solar mini grids and the deployment of solar home systems within Nigeria. She is also responsible for the Energizing Education Program, an effort by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to provide uninterrupted electricity to Nigeria students by providing power through off-grid captive power plants to 37 federal universities and seven university teaching hospitals. She also developed the Energizing Economies Initiative, which provides sustainable and affordable off grid power solutions to the largest markets in Nigeria. When completed 100,000 SME’s will be connected to uninterrupted power supply.
Damilola previously worked as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Power, and the Head of the Advisory Power Team (APT) in the Office of the Vice-President. As the head of the APT, she was coordinating the activities of the Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP), which is a series of policy actions, operational, governance and financial interventions to be implemented by Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) over the next five (5) years to restore the financial viability of Nigeria’s power sector, improve transparency and service delivery, and RESET the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry for future growth.