July 14, 2024
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ELECTRICITY

Nigerian Government Collaborates with Stakeholders to Address Energy

Chief of Staff to the Nigerian President, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, emphasized the commitment of the Bola Tinubu administration to addressing the issue of unstable power supply in Nigeria.

He highlighted ongoing engagements with stakeholders in the power sector to tackle challenges hindering reliable electricity provision, including energy theft, estimated billing, and power infrastructure theft.

At the commissioning of a 2X20MVA, 33/11KV power transformer injection substation at Randle Close in Lagos, Senator Wasiu Eshinlokun, representing Gbajabiamila, reiterated the administration’s efforts in addressing power sector challenges.

“The administration is in constant interface with the stakeholders in the power sector towards addressing the multifaceted challenges impeding the stable supply of electricity.

“Mr President has allocated over N340 billion in the 2024 budget towards improving infrastructure in the power sector. President Tinubu is also concerned about cases of energy theft, estimated billing and stealing of power infrastructure.

“Citizens must protect power infrastructure in their various communities as we expect the electricity distribution companies to address cases of estimated billing and poor meter distribution.

“As we always say, access to reliable electricity is not a privilege; it is a fundamental right that drives productivity, fosters innovation, and improves the quality of life for all citizens. I like that the mantra of Eko Disco resonates with that.”

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Biodun Ogunleye, assured ongoing efforts to enhance electricity provision in Lagos.

“We are working very well to ensure that in the coming years, there will be segments in this city that would say goodbye to darkness. Pay bills, don’t beat up staff, don’t bypass metres or involve in anything that would hinder their business,”he said.

Dr. Dere Otubu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, emphasized the significance of reliable electricity in fostering happiness, growth, development, and economic empowerment.

“Light brings happiness, growth, development and economic empowerment. Over the years, there have been tales of instability of power supply, but it has been resolved. For this project, the efforts of everyone from inception to completion are commendable. We urge the Surulere people to ensure that it is protected.”

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