Abuja Electricity Distribution Company,AEDC’s Chief Financial Officer – Ije Ikoku Okeke has been appointed by the Global Commission for the eradication of energy poverty under the management of the world-renowned US based Rockefeller Foundation as one of its commissioners.
AEDC said on Tuesday in a statement in Abuja that the development is in a renewed drive by the global body to end what it describes as one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: the lack of access to electricity for almost a billion people across the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Commission is co-chaired by Ernest Moniz, Professor of Physics & Engineering Systems Emeritus MIT, and former U.S. Secretary of Energy; President of the Rockefeller Foundation and former USAID Administrator. Rajiv Shah; and Africa Development Bank President Akinwunmi Adesina.
The announcement of Ije Ikoku Okeke’s appointment follows the first full convening of the commissioners who participated in the launch of the Commission, which took place at the Bellagio Centre in Bellagio, Italy on September 10, 2019.
The Commission will operate under the joint chairmanship of The Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Rajiv Shah, former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and the Africa Development Bank President – Akinwunmi Adesina.