Speaking at a one day interactive session with Stakeholders in the public and private sectors in Abuja, the organisation’s Chairman and Senator representing Yobe East Senatorial district, Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim stressed that there could be no socio economic development if power was epileptic.
He lamented that renewable sources of energy could be the permanent solution to incessant power outages, vowing that laws that would strengthen it would be put in place.
According to him, it was the practice, the world over, that nations that rely on alternative sources of energy were doing well in all strata of their economy.
“You will agree with me that countries relying on alternative sources of energy are doing well economically, hence, we cannot afford to continue with power outages anymore”, Ibrahim posited.
“As a sitting Senator who is abreast with the disappointments in power industry, it is high time we do something about renewable energy”, he added.
Senator Ibrahim further said that the step will assist the rural areas across the country to have electricity.
In his contribution, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, representing Enugu North Senatorial district lamented that solar panels installed as alternative sources of energy across the country were fake.
He said most Nigerians businessmen who were into solar goes to China to import fake solar panels in order to maximise profit.
Senator Mao Ohabunwa urged Rural Electrification Agency to rise to the task of regulating activities of power contractors in Nigeria.
He sought for the cooperation of Rural Electrification Funds to put its acts together in order to fund rural Electrification projects in line with government’s intentions.
Credit: Leading Reporters. 14-07-2017