Fashola unveils 13-point agenda to revive power

Fashola unveils 13-point agenda to revive power
January 11 18:52 2016

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has unfolded a 13-point agenda aimed at boosting power supply in the country.

Speaking during his first meeting with power generation, distribution and transmission companies, and other stakeholders on Monday in Abuja, Fashola said the agenda was put together to ensure effective monitoring of the progress of the sector.

According to the minister, the agenda involves continuous public engagement on tariff collection, debts, power generation, maintenance, ancillary services, dispatch orders and discipline.

Other areas include gas requirement and constraints, transmission constraints, 33KV load off take, imbalances-locations of excess, overload safety, service quality, new captive and embedded generation, franchising and other issues relevant to the growth of the sector.

The minister informed the gathering that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved that all stakeholders in the sector should hold monthly meetings on issues concerning the industry.

He said that the meeting would be rotated among the various GENCOs, DISCOs, TCN and other stakeholders across the country.

Fashola said that all decisions reached in such meetings would be binding on all the stakeholders.

The minister therefore stated that the various companies and stakeholders would each be represented by a management member with authority to take decision on behalf of their companies.

He added that in order to minimise the cost of hosting the meetings, the companies were advised to contribute funds required to hold the meetings.