Sunny Akpoyibo elected new CREN president

Mazino Dickson

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Sunny Akpoyibo

Dr. Sunny Akpoyibo has been elected as the new president of the Council for Renewable Energy Nigeria (CREN).

Akpoyibo, an international expert on Renewable Energy and Green Growth takes over from Mrs Anita Nana Okuribido, who joins the Advisory Board as Secretary.

Dr Imamuddeen Talba, Past Legal Director, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC was elected Deputy President; while Sam Ifeanyi Nwosu clinched the position of Secretary General.

Akpoyibo said he felt privileged to serve as the CREN President going forward; pledging to follow in the path of the past president who devoted her all to ensuring the sustainability of CREN.

CREN as an organization stands in the right path to advocate on this through renewable energy and thus capacity will create more jobs and give them skills to compete in life.  We shall also work assiduously to provide funding windows for members and also for those that shall undergo entrepreneurship training through CREN,” he said.

A lot still has to be done and I assure you that we shall do all we can to make a difference in the coming years.”

CREN is the principal association representing Nigerian Institutional, Corporate and Individual Professionals and leaders in the Renewable and Clean Energy Space.

It identifies, utilizes and deploys large scale renewable energy technologies in Nigeria.