3rd National Power Council Meets to Discuss Sector Challenges
The 3rd National Council on Power (NACOP) kicked-off in Jos, Plateau State capital, 18th September with the theme “Completing Power Sector Reforms”. The Council whose opening session is being chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Power, Louis Edozien, is to examine the challenges of the moment and take decisions to overcome them to ensure the sector achieves the desired outcome.
In his welcome address, according to the release by Director of Press, Etore Thomas, Louis Endozien enumerated two critical challenges of the sector at the moment as how to deliver available power on the grid to all consumers and the problem of debts, and related issues of collection and tariffs. He then urged the participants to come up with practical solutions to the challenges facing the sector. He disclosed that Nigerian electricity industry is in the middle of a transition from a vertically integrated, government owned monopoly to a regulated industry propelled and operated largely by the private sector.
The Permanent Secretary commended the governor and government of Plateau State for their firm commitment to host this Council safely. He also commiserated with the government and people of the State on the loss of lives and properties and congratulated them for restoring peace, tranquility and togetherness that Jos town has always been known for.