TedXPortharcourt is a local, self-organized event that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading, world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives.
It’s no news that Nigeria’s power sector is a mess. One ridiculed by the “blame game” which has been ongoing among the various rank and file in the power sector value chain. It’s high time the power problem is tackled in a new way. Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Albeit, TedXPortHarcourt is offering a breath of fresh air by giving stakeholders the chance to speak and listen to innovative ideas, gain a new perspective and restrategize.
TedXPortHarcourt is creating a platform through their forthcoming salon event tagged ReConnect. This event, which is solely focused on power, is offering like minds in the power sector an avenue to brainstorm and proffer workable solutions to the incessant dwindling power situation in the country.
Power is the backbone of industrialization, industrialization is what drives the economy of any nation. For Nigeria to move from where it is to where it ought to be, it’s important for stakeholders to come together, shelve sentiment and politics to extensively discuss and enlighten each other on what must be done to improve the power situation.
The salon event also gives attendees the opportunity to socialize and create new connections that can transform their careers and their personal lives. Key players from various companies in the energy sector as well as bigwigs in the Nigerian power sector have indicated their interest to participate at this event. Attendees can create access for new business relationships and foster existing ones.
The proceeds, if well-tailored, can translate into an improved power supply. This will have a desirable effect on the nation’s economy by placing it on a high pedestal in terms of industrialization, infrastructural development, education, and other economic metrics for a prosperous nation.
The TedXPortHarcourt event is not one to overlook or take lightly as its benefits are enormous to both individuals and the nation at large.