Fashola Unveils 13-Point Road Map To Resuscitate Power Sector
Minister of Power Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has unveiled a 13-point road map to resuscitate the almost dead power sector in the country.
The Minister made this known during his inaugural meeting with power generation, distribution and transmission companies and other relevant stakeholders in Abuja yesterday.
He told the gathering of stakeholders that the road map was drawn to ensure effective monitoring of the power sector, which has been epileptic over the years.
He explained that the 13 point agenda entails continuous public engagement on tariff collection, debts, power generation, maintenance, ancillary services, dispatch orders and discipline.
Other parts of the road map are 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.
Fashola disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the holding of monthly meetings on issues concerning the power industry by stakeholders in the sector and that the monthly meeting would be rotated among the various GENCOs, DISCOs, TCN and other stakeholders across the country.
Decision arrived at at the meetings, he stated would be binding on all the stakeholders, adding that the various companies in the industry and stakeholders would each be represented by a management member with authority to take decision on behalf of their companies.
Speaking further, the Minister, said that to reduce the cost hosting the monthly meetings companies should pull resources together to host the meetings.
He stated that the meetings would also have in attendant lawyers, engineers, planners and other stakeholders and that the ministry would issue a communiqué at the end of each meeting on the decision reached to tackle the power industry challenges