President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Director General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) Mrs. Bolanle Onogoruwa to vacate office.
Accordingly, he ordered her to handover to Mr. Benjamin Ezra Dikki
who is the most senior Director in the Bureau. Dikki is to hold for to
the position of DG of the BPE in acting capacity until further notice.
Although reasons for Onogoruwa sack was not given as at the time of
handling this report, LEADERSHIP gathered that the change of baton
effected with immediate effect yesterday was not unconnected with the
shabby handling of the on-going privatisation process in the power
A terse statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and
Publicity to Vice President Namadi Sambo, Alhaji Umar Sani to this
effect noted: “The Director General of the Bureau for Public Enterprises
(BPE) Mrs. Bolanle Onogoruwa has been relieved of her appointment with
immediate effect. She is to hand over to the most Senior Director in
the Bureau, Mr. Benjamin Ezra Dikki who is to hold the position in an
“Mr. President extends his sincere appreciation to Mrs. Bolanle
Onogoruwa for her services to the nation and wishes her the best in her
The Vice President is the Chairman of the National Council on
Privatisation (NPC), while Onogoruwa, the erstwhile BPE DG and business
man, Atedo Peterside are at the helm of affairs. They had always briefed
the press at the end of the council’s monthly meeting.