- The federal government has now made a move to address the lingering poor electricity supply across the country
- The minister of power, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu has summoned all the key stakeholders in the power value chain
- The minister promised Nigerians that the issue will soon be addressed once and for all and the country will enjoy maximum power supply
FCT, Abuja - The minister of power, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu is currently holding an emergency meeting with all the stakeholders in the power sector to address the current low power generation which has caused epileptic power supply across the country.
The minister warned that stakeholders must work together to make electricity more stable across the country.
The meeting which is holding at the conference hall of the ministry has in attendance delegation from the power generation companies, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), and Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC).
Others are the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, and other key stakeholders in the power value chain.
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In his opening remarks, the minister said:
“This meeting was summoned to address the current electricity situation in the country which we see not happy about. We must find a solution so that Nigerians will have electricity. I want us to have the patience to talk to each other, not blaming each other.”
Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu maintained that the Nigerian government will not relent in its effort to make sure that improvements in the power sector is sustained and built upon so that electricity supply improves across Nigeria.
He added that current challenges must be addressed, adding that government will find solutions that will ensure prompt resolution of all the problems affecting power generation right now in Nigeria.
FG to construct its first nuclear power plant, signs agreement with Russia, Pakistan
Meanwhile, the federal government has stated that bids for the building of a 4000 megawatts nuclear power plant is now open.
This was revealed by Dr. Yau Idris, Director General of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority, during the ongoing Nigerian International Energy Summit in Abuja.
If the bids are successful and construction is finished, Idris claims that the factory would be the largest power plant in the country.
Schneider Electric moves to address energy deficit in Nigeria
In a related development, Schneider Electric has introduced its new range of microgrid solutions in a workshop themed “Transforming Africa’s Energy Future,” held in Lagos recently.
The one-day workshop gave the energy management company the opportunity to notify the Nigerian market about its new microgrid solutions and communicate on what it is doing next to address the energy deficit sustainably in Africa, beginning with Nigeria.
In accordance with the federal government’s pursuit of a 2060 Net Zero energy transition goal, Schneider Electric believes its re-engineered microgrid system will strengthen the pursuit of a decarbonized environment and a sustainable energy future in Nigeria and across Africa.