My vision for power sector, Adelabu, Power Minister

Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu has said he would provide optimal solution to address Nigeria’s power need.

He spoke on Tuesday on resumption of duty, underscoring the importance of understudying the Ministry, adding that the Power issue was a major one in the country and it has to be holistically handled.

In an address entitled Powering Nigeria’s future together, Chief Adelabu said he would leverage on the Electricity Act of 2023, which has opened new vistas of opportunities for public and private investment in electricity.

The Minister said the Act has opened new avenues for power provision and encouraged collaboration between the public and private sectors.

According to him, “We will build upon the foundation laid by our predecessors and diligently work to fulfil the aspirations of our fellow citizens.”

He said he would diligently pursue the vision of the president to empower Nigeria through reliable and accessible power by ensuring that every home, industry, school, and business benefits.”

He noted in his inaugural address entitled “Powering Nigeria’s Future Together” while addressing newsmen, he said his aim was to empower Nigeria through reliable and accessible power that is beneficial for all homes and businesses.

Adelabu said this would be achieved by ensuring robust teamwork between the ICT apparatus and the technological ideas of young Nigerians to accelerate the transformation.

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“Our purpose , as the custodians of the Ministry of Power, is to provide optimal solutions for Nigeria’s power diligent needs across the nation.

“This task is not merely a requirement but an expectation from our President and the Nigerian populace, who have endured years of power challenges. This responsibility weighs heavily upon us, and it is with conviction, divine guidance and the support of President (Bola) Tinubu, the National Assembly, government agencies and every Nigerian citizen that I pledge my commitment to achieving success in Nigeria’s power sector.

“My vision for the Ministry of Power is rooted in leveraging the Nigerian Electricity Act of 2023, which has opened new avenues for power provision and encourages collaboration between the public and private sectors.

“We will build upon the foundation laid by our predecessors and diligently work to fulfil the aspirations of our fellow citizens. Our aim is to empower Nigeria through reliable and accessible power, ensuring that every home, industry, school, and business benefits from our efforts.

“Key to our success will be an unwavering dedication to efficiency and collaboration. We will foster robust partnerships between the private and public sectors, working collectively to enhance our nation’s economic and social well-being.

“Our focus will extend to aspects of life that truly matter households small businesses, educational institutions and massive industrial productions, and beyond.

“A significant goal is the universal metering of households and addressing the challenges our national power grid faces. We will equally pay critical attention to the options of renewable and alternative energies.

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“The world is indeed going towards this direction, and Nigeria must not be left behind.

“As much as possible, we would leverage the Power of technology and the bursting energies of our talented youths to achieve or desired objectives.

“This would be pursued by ensuring robust handshakes between the Ministry’s ICT apparatus and the emerging technological ideas of young Nigerians to accelerate the envisaged transformation.

“Through this, we are convinced we will deliver services that would match the speed and values that the 21st-century economy demands.

“As we march toward our objectives, I extend my gratitude to the dedicated individuals who have served and continue to serve the Ministry.

“To past Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Directors, and the entire civil and public service, I commend your efforts.

“However, there remains much to accomplish, and I implore each of you, my fellow citizens, to stand by my side as we journey toward tangible progress in Nigeria’s power sector.

“Nigeria’s success is a collective endeavour. Let us move from political discussions to action, each of us contributing our talents and energies toward a brighter future.

“With sincerity and Divine guidance, we shall thrive under President Tinubu’s administration,” he added.

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