Power Sector News (7170)
Mr Ebrima Faal, the Country Director, African Development Bank (AfDB), said that the bank would focuse mostly on power sector in 2018. Faal said this during an interaction with newsmen at the newly-buift Nigeria Country Department Office on Tuesday in Abuja.
Manufacturers under the auspices of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have taken their destinies in their hands by providing electricity for their operations. Electricity supply dearth is a common knowledge as the national supply has being adjudged the second poorest in the world second only to Yemen, a war torn country, by Spectatorindex twitter handle.
Former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokiri, has said the Spectator Index, which listed electricity consumption of each country in 2017, has exposed President Muhammadu Buhari lies over claim of electricity supply last year.
Despite the epileptic power situation in the country, the Managing Director, Nigerian Electricity Management Service Agency, NEMSA, Mr. Peter Ewesor, has said consumers have to triple payment due to increase in power supply, VANGUARD reports.
The Federal Government, in conjunction with the European Union and Germany, has announced the construction of solar-powered mini grids in five states of the federation under the Nigerian Energy Support Programme.
Some secondary school students in Edo have called on the Federal Government to ban the importation of gasoline generators so as to reduce carbon emissions which fuel climate change.
Worried by the poor electricity supply across the country, an Onitsha-based industrialist and a manufacturer of binding iron and other household materials, Chief Linus Ezenkwu, has lamented that poor power supply in Nigeria was affecting greatly the pace of industrialization of the country.
The power arm of the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, under the supervision of Babatunde Fashola, did not implement any capital project in the 2017 budget. The minister cited “low passage of the budget” as the prime reason for the non-implementation.
Energy access in Africa is close to my heart. Bringing clean, renewable power to people instead of building coal-fired power stations is absolutely essential if we are going to tackle climate change.