A new date October 26th & 27th 2017 has been chosen for the hosting of the National Power Safety Summit, NPSS, originally scheduled to hold earlier.
The change in date has not affected the venue of the event which still remains Le Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort in Uyo City, the Capital of Akwa Ibom State.
Breaking the news recently in Port Harcourt during a crucial meeting, the Chairman, Central Planning Committee, NPSS, Mr. Gabriel Egede said that the change in date was inevitable which he hinged on the participation of major power sector key players in an International Conference that coincided with the former date.
Mr.Egede therefore, solicited for the understanding of all stakeholders while regretting any inconvenience caused by the change in date of the all-important event.
This year’s National Power Safety Summit it will be recalled is themed; “Reducing the Alarming Trends in Staff and Public Fatality in the Nigerian Power Sector”, and will be delivered by a Key Note Speaker, the Honourable Minister, Power, Works and Housing Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN.
Other key resource persons in the Nigerian Power and Energy Sector have been earmarked to make presentations at the event on a wide range of Health Safety Environment challenges in the sector such as Vandalism, a Disservice to Power Sector, Effective Regulatory Compliance as a Strategy for Reducing Staff and Third-Party Incidents in the Power Sector etc.
Syndicate sessions on ways of tackling these challenges across Generation, Transmission and Distribution sub-sectors shall be held at the event.
Major key players like the Senate Committee Chairman on Power, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and his counterpart in the House of Representatives, Hon Daniel Asuquo have already indicated interest to attend the event and will be speaking on the legislative role of the national assembly in stopping citizens from erecting structures and trading under high tension lines. This will be done alongside their members come 26 and 27 October 2017 in Uyo.
At the 19th Power Sector Stakeholders Meeting held in Lagos, which as usual was presided over by the Minister Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, the National Power Safety Summit was on the front burner for discussion among the gathering which further sought the need to make the event a success.
With the date already known, Heads of Corporate Communications in Distribution Companies, Generating Stations and Transmission Company of Nigeria and other relevant bodies are expected to drive publicity from their ends with a view to achieving the purpose of the event.