Fashola Urges States to Take Action on Power Infrastructure
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has called on state governors to support access to electricity through improved power infrastructure in their states.
Speaking at the opening session of NACOP, the minister said, “It is no longer news that the Distribution Companies (DisCos) are having difficulty funding distribution infrastructures. Therefore, as collective 40% shareholders, we cannot sit back without finding a solution. The point I wish to make clear, is that all state governments have a role to play to support the private sector.”
Represented by the Permanent Secretary (Power), Louis Edozien, the minister urged each state government to work with the DisCos that serve their state to identify the distribution equipment needed to deliver improved power. The council, spearheaded by the then Federal Ministry of Power, held for the fourth time after the inaugural edition was held in 2015 at Abuja.