Thursday, September 28, 2023

Power Minister Resumes Office, Makes Fresh Pledge

The Minister of Power, Adelabu Adebayo, has resumed office following the inauguration of ministers by President Bola Tinubu on Monday.

The minister, during a brief meeting with Directors, Heads of agencies, and parastatals of the ministry, pledged to improve the power sector under his watch.

Recall that the President on Monday had sworn in all 45 ministers at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

He assured them of his determination to work with relevant industry stakeholders to improve the sector, Naija News reports.

Adebayo, in a statement issued by the Ministry’s Director of Press, Florence Dibiaezue-Eke, noted that his vision is rooted in leveraging the Nigerian Electricity Act of 2023.

He noted that the new Electricity Act has opened new avenues for power provisions while encouraging public-private partnerships.

He pointed out that the power sector is critical to turning around the economy, and utmost priority will be given to renewable and alternative energy sources to fast-track rural access.

Adelabu, before he was appointed minister, was a former deputy governor of operations of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the 2019 Oyo State gubernatorial candidate for the Accord Party.

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