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Stakeholders consider action plans to unlock power bottlenecks

By Kingsley Jeremiah, Abuja
01 December 2021   |   2:45 am
Experts in the power sector are expected to review and create action plans aimed at unlocking the bottlenecks hindering the sector in Nigeria.

Abubakar Malami, AGF

Experts in the power sector are expected to review and create action plans aimed at unlocking the bottlenecks hindering the sector in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Ministers of Power, Abubakar Aliyu; Finance, Zainab Ahmed; Water Resources, Suleiman Hussein Adamu; and that of Justice, Abubakar Malami are expected to lead other industry stakeholders at a forum focused on “Consolidating the Privatisation of the Power Sector: Issues and Challenges.”

The event tagged first Abuja Electric Power Conference, is expected to bring on the same table, the Bureau of Public Enterprises, the Association of Electricity Generators of Nigeria, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, the Meters Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, the Transmission Company of Nigeria, the Electricity Consumers Group as well as each of the parastatals of the Federal Ministry of Power to design leeway for the sector.

Also expected are power sector professionals, past and present operators of the sector alongside related Ministries such as the Federal Ministry of Water Resources on dams and power generation, Federal Ministry of Justice on power contracts controversy and Federal Ministry of Finance on government position on the 40 percent shareholding in the privatised generation and distribution companies.

Speaking on the forthcoming event being organised by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the chairman of the planning committee, Olawale Rasheed said the conference was designed to review and refocus on the consolidation of the ongoing privatisation and commercialisation of the Nigerian Power Sector.