Before her current role, Anita was member of the advisory power team in the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria. She currently manages a $320m fund secured from the Nigerian federal budget, World Bank and the African Development Bank for phases 1, 2 and 3 of the Energising Education Programme. This programme seeks to provide off-grid solutions to supply clean, reliable, affordable and sustainable power to federal universities and teaching hospitals across Nigeria. In her present role, Anita provides project management and legal services to ensure the projects under her department are successfully implemented in a coordinated timely manner and in compliance with relevant governing legislation.
Anita was also part of the REA management team that secured $350m and $200m loan facilities for the Nigerian Electrification Project from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, respectively. These loan facilities were directed towards accelerating the private market for the development of mini grids and captive power plants, as well as for the deployment of solar home systems for unserved and underserved homes, enterprises, educational and healthcare institutions.
Anita is a qualified lawyer, with 10 years of experience as a legal specialist in sectors including electric power, oil and gas and climate change. She was the Technical Assistant (Legal) to the former minister of power and her services have also been engaged by the National Assembly, the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Transmission Company of Nigeria, British Petroleum (West Africa), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Federal Ministry of Environment and Kaduna State Government (FRN).
Anita is a panellist at the AIX: Power and Renewables meeting at RSA House, London on 13-14 November 2019