The New Minister of Power, Adelabu Adebayo has said, the country needs a 24-hour electricity supply, therefore, efforts would be intensified towards improved electricity supply to Nigerians’ homes.
Mr. Adelabu’s determination for improvement was disclosed in a statement by the Director, Information of the Ministry, Mrs Florence Dibiaezue-Eke on Tuesday.
Adelabu who assumed office on Monday, promised to work with all stakeholders in the Power sector to see that they provide optimal solutions for Nigeria’s power needs across the nation.
The Hon. Minister while pledging his commitment to achieving success in Nigeria’s Power sector, stated that his vision is rooted in leveraging the Nigerian Electricity Act of 2023.
The new Electricity Act has opened new avenues for power provision. It also encourages collaboration between public and private sectors, adding that the provision of electricity is no longer the exclusive responsibility of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
He further affirmed that the power sector is critical to turning around the economy in line with Mr President’s electoral promises.
He said, attention would also be given to renewable and alternative energy sources to fastrack access in Rural areas.
During the brief ceremony which was witnessed by the Directors in the Ministry, Heads of Agencies and parastatals under Ministry of Power, Staff of the Ministry, the Press and host of other dignitaries that accompanied the Hon. Minister, Mr. Adelabu expressed his heartfelt gratitude to His excellency Mr President for giving him the opportunity to serve the country in this capacity.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Mr. Temitope Fashedemi in his earlier remarks, while welcoming the Hon. Minister assured him of the support and corporation of the Management and Staff of the Ministry.
He stated that the Staff of the Ministry of Power and its Agencies are ready to work with the Hon. Minister to ensure that the Hon. Minister succeeds in effecting Mr President’s mandate for the electricity sector.