- The Nation
Three firms have been shortlisted by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to deliver on the electricity needs of its members.
The President of MAN, Dr. Udemba Jacobs, said the association is determined to safeguard the businesses of its members who are daily faced with the need to provide power for themselves.
According to him, the association has made remarkable progress in this direction by receiving bids from power companies and have carried out tariff evaluation exercise following the opening of the bids from which three firms have been shortlisted having been adjudged competent.
However, he was silent on the identities of the companies and cost, saying those facts were not available as the deal has not being completed.
In his words, “Though they are tentative arrangements which have not been finalised, it must be said that we have not started actual operations yet.”
Jacob said four clusters have also been selected for the pilot project located at Henry Carr Street, Ikeja, Isolo, Amuwo Odofin and Ilupeju, all in Lagos.
The Chairman, Manufacturers Power Development Company Limited, Ibrahim Usman, said manufacturers have come together to change the ugly tide that has put some of them out of business with the resultant effect of job losses and its attendant security challenges.