Nigeria’s Govt Unveils Emergency Plans For Electricity Industry

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has unveiled an emergency plans for the power sector.
Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, yesterday presented the policy paper on the plans to the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. 
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande in a statement after the meeting quoted Fashola as saying that the plan was to deliver “incremental, stable, and uninterrupted power to homes and businesses in stages.”
The minister was also said to have told the council that a major problem with the power sector was that there was no enough power to go round and that the government would, therefore, “systematically and decisively deal with the immediate task to harness incremental power from all available sources.”
According to the statement, the council recommended that Fashola organise a forum where Electricity generation firms (Discos), Generation companies (Gencos), the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and state governments would interact to create common awareness of the challenges facing the power sector.
 
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