Fashola Reveals 13-Things He Will Do To Make Electricity Supply Better

Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing, has revealed his 13-point agenda to revive power sector.


Vanguard reports that the minister was speaking about enhancing power supply in the country on Monday, January 11, in Abuja during his maiden meeting with power generation, distribution and transmission companies, and other stakeholders.

According to Fashola, the agenda involves continuous public engagement on tariff collection, debts, power generation, maintenance, ancillary services, dispatch orders and discipline.

Other areas include gas requirement and constraints, transmission constraints, 33KV load off take, imbalances-locations of excess, overload safety, service quality, new captive and embedded generation, franchising and other issues relevant to the growth of the sector.

The minister said that President Muhammadu Buhari approved that all stakeholders in power sector should hold meetings once in a month to discuss issues concerning the industry. He added that the meetings would be rotated among the various GENCOs, DISCOs, TCN and other stakeholders across the country.

Fashola noted that each company would be represented by a management member who has authority to take decision on behalf of the company.

He further explained that in order to minimize the cost of organizing the meetings, the companies were advised to jointly pull up resources required to hold the meetings.

Fashola said that at the end of each meeting, the ministry would issue a communiqué on steps taken to address challenges in power sector.

Last week, Fashola met with local manufacturers of pre-paid meters in Abuja to address the problems of estimated billing and electricity theft.

The aim of the meeting was to re-focus attention on the need to rapidly roll-out meters in order to ensure that Distribution Companies charge electricity consumers only for energy they consume.