Engage specialists to overcome energy crisis, expert tells FG
Delivering a keynote address at the inauguration of Igarra Development Association (IDA) in Akoko-Edo Local Council of Edo State, the Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Howard University, United States said government needed to have a grasp of the problems to enable it decide the kind of technology to deploy.
“We do not have specialists. Like if you go to a doctor and said you are sick, and you do not have an idea of how to take care of the eye, the doctor will tell you to go and see a specialist. So, we need specialists in all aspects of power generation and its subsidiaries.”
He said what made power worked in Europe and America was because “they look at how a thing works today and may not work tomorrow.“And if it does not work and you do not change approach, then you will not get a better result. I do not think the current government is aware of some of these things I have said. They must pay attention to making enough resources available.
“Resources mean human capital like me and you. We need people who can engage in critical thinking. We are suggesting that. And the time will come when you will hear from us.”
The president of the association, Mike Ukana, said the group has been able to survive the last 20 years because it adopted modern technology tools for operations.