Fashola, Power Stakeholders Meet Today In Reaching 7000mw Target
The Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) will meet stakeholders in the power sector today in Lagos to discuss how to position the sector for service delivery, especially the achievement of 7,000 megawatts (Mw) electricity generation by the end of the year.
The meeting will bring together representatives of the generation, transmission and distribution companies, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), Market Operator, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ministry of Petroleum and Nigerian Gas Company (NGC).
The meeting aims to address the problems in the sector, including gas supply constraints. The payment for the debts owed power firms by consumers, especially government offices, such as the military and ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), which is over N50 billion, is one of the major issues tabled for discussion.