The Nigerian Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has appealed to Nigerians to refrain from cursing electricity workers and instead offer prayers and support to them.
He emphasized that only through the prayers and support of the citizens can the power ministry achieve its goal of providing adequate and stable electricity to the country.
During a courtesy visit to the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) in Ibadan on Friday, August 25, the minister expressed his commitment to resolving the various challenges faced by the national power grid.
He acknowledged the power sector’s significant role in Nigeria’s economic development, highlighting that 70 percent of the country’s problems could be solved if the power sector is properly addressed.
Adelabu also shared his vision for the power ministry, which involves capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the Nigerian Electricity Act of 2023.
This act paves the way for innovative power solutions and encourages collaboration between state and federal governments.
He said the ministry under his leadership would foster robust partnerships between the private and public sectors and build upon the foundation laid by his predecessors.
“The Electricity Act of 2023 has unbundled electricity generation, in Nigeria. So I will urge all State governors to accelerate the passage of Electricity bill in their states.”
The former deputy governor of CBN thanked the leadership of CCII for the honour and promised to ensure the Ikere Gorge dam generates 20 KVA hydro-electricity.
He added: “Ikere Gorge Dam is one of the major dams constructed by the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority to tap the water resources of the Ogun River basin.”