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Damilola Ogunbiyi Appointed UN Secretary General.
Few Days after She’s Sacked in Nigeria, She’s Employed as UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy…The Story of Damilola Ogunbiyi.
Some few days after she was sacked by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, the former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Damilola Ogunbiyi, has assumed duties at the United Nations (UN) as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All, Co-Chair of UN Energy, and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All.
Ogunbiyi was ingloriously sent packing on December 24, 2019 after four-and-half-year service to Nigeria.
Ogunbiyi, in a statement to mark her assumption at the world body organisation, demonstrated that she’s indeed moved on.
She expressed her passion towards helping global citizens to embrace sustainable energy in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, most especially Goal 7.
According to her, “As we begin this new decade, we are far from achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 7 that promises sustainable energy for all.
“Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Around the world, close to a billion people are being robbed of the chance to live in a dignified, healthy way because they have no access to energy. This crisis has gone on for too long.
“Throughout my career, I have witnessed the transformative effect that bringing energy to people can have. I’ve seen how energy access can give children the chance for much better education, and for their parents to build prosperous, fulfilling lives. With just 10 years left to 2030, the challenge ahead of us is enormous. But we are ready to meet this challenge head-on.
“We will raise ambition. We will enable change on the ground. We will build networks and partnerships. We will gather accurate data on energy, and use it, to find the solutions to energy poverty and to also identify the vast opportunities for the private sector. And we will do this while putting real people at the heart of everything we do.”