On Monday, July 8, 2024, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) in collaboration with the World Bank, convened a high-level, closed-door strategic session to discuss progress updates on the DARES project. This exclusive gathering brought together key stakeholders and experts to share insights, address challenges, and align strategies for the project’s successful implementation.

The DARES project, aimed at enhancing access to reliable and sustainable energy, is a flagship initiative of the REA and World Bank. The session provided a platform for in-depth discussions, knowledge sharing, and collaborative problem-solving, ensuring the project’s objectives are achieved efficiently and effectively.

The high-level meeting demonstrated the commitment of both organizations to fostering a sustainable energy future for all, and their dedication to driving progress through collaborative efforts.


(L-R) Mr Olufemi Akinyelure – Head, Nigeria Electrification Project; Dako Abeje – Deputy Director Office of the Accountant General; Mr Abba Aliyu – MD/CEO REA at the High Level Closed-Door Strategic Sessions 

Mr Adedayo Olawoniyi – Technical Adviser too the Honourable Minister of Power giving his opening remark at the closed-door strategic session

Ashish Khanna – World Bank Practice Manager for West Africa

Mr Olufemi Akinyelure, Head, Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) making his presentation on Progress Update on DARES