Her appointment further comes at a pivotal time as EKEDC seeks to ramp up productivity and enhance power distribution across its coverage areas

In a sector that has not always made space for women, Rekhiat Momoh, the newly appointed Acting CEO of Eko Electricity Distribution Plc, has fearlessly taken up a conspicuous space for herself.

A self-driven professional who comes across as an enviable Amazon and achiever in an area and era where everyone seems to understate the role and worth of a driven woman, those who know Rekhiat say she exemplifies a modern yet timeless construct of femininity that manifests as a blend of relentless and noble pursuits.

For the past three decades, Rekhiat has worked her way up in the power sector and served the EKEDC in various capacities, most recently as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

According to a statement announcing her new appointment, “Mrs Momoh has been in the power sector for more than 31 meritorious years. She has risen through the ranks in the power sector from the days of NEPA, PHCN, and now Eko Disco, receiving several excellence awards, commendations, and medals.


“A marketer by training, she has an MBA from the Lagos State University. She is a fellow of several organisations including the Nigeria Institute of Management, the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, and several others.

She has attended several local and international leadership and management courses and training programmes.”

The board further expressed confidence in her ability to perform in her new role effectively and take the company to greater heights.

The Edo State native will oversee Eko Disco’s operations, drive strategic initiatives, service improvements, and stakeholder engagement initiatives within the company through her deep industry knowledge and strategic vision, and ensure the company continues to deliver reliable and efficient power distribution services to its customers.

Indeed, Rekhiat brings extensive experience and exceptional leadership capabilities to her new role.

Many described her as a proven team player, change agent, and thought leader in the power distribution space.

Her colleagues unanimously said she is the ideal choice to lead EKEDC into the future as her focus on empowering teams, driving continuous improvement, and forging strong partnerships with stakeholders has positioned the company as a frontrunner in the Nigerian power sector.

Her appointment further comes at a pivotal time as EKEDC seeks to ramp up productivity and enhance power distribution across its coverage areas.

Born on 7th March 1967, Rekhiat hails from Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State. She attended Auchi Polytechnic where she obtained OND Business Administration and HND Marketing in 1991 and went on to bag an MBA (Marketing) at the University of Lagos.

Without a doubt, the power and pull of Rekhiat’s rise in the power sector will make space for a new generation of young women willing to interrogate their fears and achieve greatness.

Olatunji Oke is the publisher, Lagos Indicator, Nigeria Indicator, and Africa Indicator