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16 December, 2017

Programme To Provide Uninterrupted Power Supply For University Students, Not A  Mere ‘Streetlighting’ Project - Ministry

The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing wishes to restate that the Energizing Education Programme (EEP) of the Federal Government is aimed at rejuvenating the nation’s education system by providing uninterrupted power supply to a total of 37 federal universities and 7 university teaching hospitals.

This clarification has become necessary in the light of the misrepresentation of the Programme as a mere “solar –powered streetlight project in nine universities across the country valued at N10bn,” by the Punch newspaper while purportedly reporting the proceedings of the 2018 Budget Defense Meeting of the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy attended by the Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency on Thursday, 14th December 2017.

The Punch Newspaper in a report, which first appeared in its Online version , claimed that the Senate “criticized a solar-powered streetlight project” thereby deliberately misrepresenting the Energizing Education Programme (EEP).Far from being a “streetlight” project, the EEP in fact seeks to rejuvenate the education system through electrifying a total of 37 federal universities and 7 university teaching hospitals, with Independent Power Plants (IPPS), which will boost effective learning, innovation and advancement through uninterrupted power supply.

In addition to helping to extend electrification to rural and underserved areas in which the institutions are located ultimately, the Programme will enable the institutions benefit from world-class training schools, for the training of students in renewable energy, as well as provide optimized security, for the safety and well being of students and staff, through the installation of streetlights on campus which is only a small component of the Project.

Although implementation of this programme is led by the power sector, through the Rural Electrification Agency, the Vice Chancellors and the Ministry of Education have signed onto this as a critical investment in the education sector.

The deliberate attempt to water down the significant impact this Programme will have on the enhanced education of Nigerian students is outright unpatriotic as it seeks to prevent the socio-economic development of our nation.

In addition to the open and transparent coverage of the milestones attained preparatory to the take off of the Project like the Meetings and signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the REA and the first set of participating tertiary institutions, the Ministry holds itself ready to provide further details to the media and any other interested entities to stem any further misrepresentation.

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Power Sector Liquidity Receives Fresh Boost As FG Sets To Pay All Verified MDAs’ Bills To Discos For Electricity Delivered * NDPHC announces progress on ongoing projects to connect communities that host NIPP * TCN reports resolution of way leave issues in Uzalla, Edo State, and on-going work in Ondo, Rivers State and other locations around the country * As Fashola chairs 13th Monthly Meeting with Power Sector Operators, Stakeholders in Ughelli, Delta State On the heels of the N701 billion guarantee for the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, a fresh boost in liquidity in the nation’s Power Sector is in the offing as the Federal Government has indicated its readiness to commence payment of all verified bills owed Electricity Distribution Companies in the country for electricity supplied to its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) based on the on-going audit of the bills submitted by the DisCos. A report presented at the 13th Monthly Meeting of Power Sector Operators chaired by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, in Ughelli, Delta State, on the on-going audit of debts owed the DisCos by MDAs, stated that all such verified bills would be recommended for payment as further demonstration of Government’s determination to lead by example with regards to payment for electricity delivered adding, that such payments would be on first-come-first-served basis. The report contained in a Communiqué after the Meeting further stated that the verification team working on the audit received claims currently estimated at N59.3 billion, subject to further review, noting that 86 per cent of the debts, amounting to N51billion, were owed by the top 100 customers, mainly composed of military and defence installations around the country. Also, the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) presented ongoing projects to connect communities that host National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) just as it announced progress on projects in Ikot Nyong, Egbema, Ihovbor, Gbarain, Olorunsogo, and Omotosho saying the expected completion date for Magboro community would be April while the Olorunsogo connection would be completed in June this year. Other progress reports include the resolution of way leave issues in Uzalla in Edo State, and ongoing work in Ondo, Rivers State and other locations around the country as reported by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN); the improved compliance with submission of audit accounts as reported by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the completion of maintenance works in Awka and Maiduguri to improve service delivery as reported by the Enugu and Yola DisCos. Acknowledging that the economic progress of the country largely depends on the success of the Power Sector, the Meeting commended the Federal Government for the recent approval by the Federal Executive Council of financing to assure payment to GenCos for electricity generated and supplied on the grid noting that it would enhance investor confidence in the industry. It noted with delight that the newly reconstituted NERC would more rigorously perform regulatory duties tasking the regulatory body to standardize reporting on financial performance, safety and customer service as a fair basis for ranking distribution companies and other industry operators. Receiving with delight the reports by the Enugu and the Yola DisCos on the completion of maintenance works in Awka and Maiduguri to improve service delivery to targeted customers, the Meeting commended them for the completion of the projects and, however, reemphasized the need to react to customer complaints more speedily. Acknowledging the Federal Government’s decision to support NBET with N701 billion over two years for NBET to pay generation companies for electricity produced under the Power Purchase Agreements, the Meeting, however, said the initiative did not discharge the obligation of the DisCos to pay their invoices to the Market Operator for services provided by Transmission Service Provider (TSP), ISO (Independent System Operator), and to NBET for the electricity generated, transmitted and delivered to customers. The Meeting, hosted by Transcorp Power Limited, and chaired by the Minister, focused on identifying, discussing, and finding practical solutions to critical issues facing the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry even as the operators were fully represented at the highest executive management levels. Those in attendance included a NERC Commissioner, Managing Directors and CEOs of GenCos, DisCos, TCN as well as various government agencies such as the NDPHC, NBET, Nigerian Electricity Liability Management Company (NELMCO) and Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) responsible for the regulation and development of the electricity industry. Prior to the commencement of the Meeting, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing and the Governor of Delta State commissioned a 115MW turbine installed by Transorp Ughelli Limited, bringing installed capacity to 620MW from the 160MW they inherited on privatization in 2013. Speaking at the occasion, Fashola, who described the decision of Transcorp to invest in the nation’s Power Sector as a demonstration of its confidence in the economy of the country, said the Buhari Administration reposed more confidence on local investors as they would not run away even if the ship hit stormy waters. Assuring that the administration would continue to create enabling environment for more local investors to come into the sector, the Minister appealed to youths of the Niger Delta to see the investment as belonging to one of their own saying any time they disrupted operations at the plant they would be hurting their own person. He declared, “The Governors of the Niger Delta have been and must continue to be the champions of peace. The youths of the Niger Delta must recognise that nobody can be more Niger Delta than Tony Elumelu. He chooses to invest here. So every time you take away gas from this plant you are hurting one of us, you are hurting one of your own and we are losing opportunities”. In his remarks, Transcorps Power Limited Chairman, Mr Tony Elumelu, stated that the plant currently generates only 300MW due to shortage of gas supply, and assured the preparedness of the company to invest facilities to increase gas supply to the power station if government created an enabling regulatory framework.
15 March, 2017
FG Waives Payment Of 10% Equity On Mortgages Below 5 Million Naira 1.         As a demonstration of its resolute commitment to the provision of affordable housing to Nigerians, especially the low income earners, the Federal Government has graciously approved that henceforth mortgages below N5m (five million naira) will not attract the initial payment of 10% equity from offtakers. 2.        This was made known by the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri while commissioning a 125- unit Housing Estate being financed by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) and  developed by a private developer, Messrs LCK Projects (Nigeria) Limited, in Enugu, Enugu State, recently. 3.        Hon. Baba Shehuri stated that in view of the challenge of housing deficit in Nigeria, which has been put at 16 – 17 million, the Ministry plans to build mass houses in every state of the Federation for public workers and other interested parties, over the next three years, using the instructmentality of Public-Private Partnerships. 4.        He added that National Housing Models have been designed and approved for each geo-political zone, which takes care of our cultural and climatic diversities in our choice of house type and standardization in the use of local building materials. This will translate to affordability of housing for Nigerians and will also create employment opportunities for our teaming youths that are currently roaming the streets. 5.        While commending the effort of the apex mortgage bank, the Minister noted that it has a pivotal role to play in the actualization of the aspirations of many Nigerians to own a home through mortgage, adding that the Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration will lend its full support to the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria  towards ensuring that it is adequately recapitalized and repositioned  to cater for the mortgage finance needs of Nigerian workers, who would be the major beneficiaries of houses built under the National Housing Programme. 6.        Earlier in his address at the Commissioning Ceremony, the Executive Governor of Enugu State, RT Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi assured the Minister of the readiness of the State to continue providing enabling environment for housing development to thrive. 7.        The Minister was also at Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, where he commissioned the 1st set of  72 units of  houses out of 240  being financed by FMBN and undertaking by the Ebonyi State Housing Development Corporation (ESHDC). He was also at Owerri, Imo State for the commissioning of a 100-unit FMBN-Minfa Housing Estate. 8.        The Ebonyi State Executive Governor, His Excellency Dave Umahi reiterated the willingness of the government to partner with the Bank in the provision of affordable housing for its workers, especially, and the citizenry, in general. He added that the completed buildings have already been allocated to Civil/Public servants through the Office of the State Head of Service on Owner-Occupier basic. 9.        His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, CFR, represented by the Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Prince Eze Madumere, MFR, urged the management of FMBN to replicate the gesture in the 27 Local Government Areas of the State, while informing the Minister that a Committee, to be chaired by his humble self is to be constituted immediately to drive the process. 10.      The Acting Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank Nigeria, Mr. Richard Esin, while calling on other Nigerians, in private employment or self employed, who are currently not contributing to the National Housing Fund (NHF), to key in. He further disclosed that the commissioned Housing Estates and others to be commissioned soon across the length and breadth of Nigeria were funded from the lean resources of the NHF, an SPV for driving the aspirations of Nigerians to transit from being tenants to home owners.
7 March, 2017
Power Sector Liquidity: FG Commits N702 Billion To Nbet To Meet Payment Obligations * Says it is part of its Economic Growth and Recovery Plan to take the nation out of recession * It is in recognition of the critical role that energy and access to electricity play in economic growth and poverty reduction – FG * Subsequent interventions to strengthen financial transparency and discipline, attain and sustain generation, transmission and distribution above 4,000 MWh/h, among others As a first step towards solving the debilitating liquidity problem in the Power Sector, the Federal Government is committing up to N702 Billion to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) to enable it meet its payment obligations to Generation Companies (GenCos) on a more regular basis to ensure delivery of electricity across the country The commitment under the “Payment Guarantee Support to NBET”, scheme takes retrospective effect from January, 2017 and would enable the government-owned NBET to pay its obligations to the GenCos and through them to their gas and equipment suppliers, banks and other partners. According to a Communiqué issued Friday by the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, the Federal Government intervention, which represents a critical element of its Economic Growth and Recovery Plan, is part of the far-reaching steps taken by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, to reset the electricity industry in view of “the critical role that energy and access to electricity play in economic growth and poverty reduction”. It is also to provide payment assurance to electricity generation companies, improve financial liquidity in the power and banking sectors and ensure the provision of electricity to households and businesses to boost economic growth, job and wealth creation, the Communiqué said. Recalling that the Commissioners of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was recently inaugurated to provide government with “the requisite legal and regulatory framework to implement its credible recovery programme,” the Communiqué said the steps, “conceived within a sequence of sector reforms”, represented Government’s commitment to enforcing decisions taken as a nation to move from a wholly Government-owned to private sector led electricity industry. “These steps, conceived within a sequence of sector reforms, confirm Government’s commitment to enforcing decisions taken as a nation to move from a vertically integrated Government owned statutory monopoly that did not serve our power needs, to a private sector led industry-with Government as guarantor, regulator and policy maker–that achieves the objective of developing a better and sustainable power sector as quickly as possible”, the Communiqué said. Assuring that Government, in collaboration with NERC, would continue to work with the DisCos to improve their payment performance from the current 24.9 per cent level, with the 100 per cent target, the Communiqué said subsequent complementary interventions would seek to strengthen financial transparency and discipline to ensure that all industry revenues were fairly distributed to all market participants and their suppliers according to contractual commitments. Subsequent interventions, the Communiqué also said, would seek to achieve and exceed the contracted and committed ATC&C loss targets and sustain aggregate collection efficiency above 60 per cent as well as secure adequate capitalization and liquidity to ensure that all market participants, particularly those upstream of the DisCos, were paid according to contracts and were adequately funded to sustain and expand their operations. Other objectives subsequent Government interventions would seek to achieve include attaining and sustaining generation, transmission and distribution above 4,000 MWh/h delivered to customers, from lowest cost base load GenCos by deploying and/or facilitating new generation using all available energy sources. Government will also seek to recover lost gas supply, add new gas supply, and complete transmission projects curtailing generation particularly in the eastern part of the national grid, the Communiqué said adding that through wider consultation, government would implement a simplified tariff methodology that would accurately reflect market realities, exchange rate realities, and the cost of producing and delivering electricity. Acknowledging, however, that the plans alone would not solve all the problems of the Power Sector, the Communiqué said they were, however, conceived “within a package of measures” to ensure that the electricity system continued on a steady trajectory of growth, better service delivery and a climate where investors who played by the rules set by NERC and deliver results that benefit the consuming public were compensated appropriately. It recalled that NERC licensed eleven distribution companies (DisCos) to distribute and sell electricity with the Private Sector owning 60 per cent while Government retained 40 per cent shares of the companies adding that Government also established NBET, 100 owned by it, to buy electricity in bulk from electricity generating companies (GenCos) licensed to produce electricity. “The intention was that while the DisCos take the time necessary to improve and expand their networks of substations and lines, enumerate and meter their customers, buy additional power directly from GenCos and provide better customer services, the existing and new GenCos could confidently make investments to expand generation with assurance that the bulk buyer would pay them for the electricity they deliver”, it further explained adding that Government retained ownership, for the time being, of the transmission system used to transmit the electricity from the GenCos to the DisCos. It said, however that the DisCos have not improved customer services at the pace Government and the country would expect and also were not paying fully for the electricity they received from the GenCos through NBET adding, however, that some of the reasons for the failure were not the fault of the DisCos alone. According to the Communiqué, “Regulatory and tariff inconsistencies of the past administration, unexpected changes in the foreign exchange market, and lower than expected generation due largely to pipeline vandalization for example, have challenged the DisCos’ ability to perform. But much of the failure relates to their inadequate financial and technical capacity and some sharp practices of the DisCos in their administration of collections from customers”. Explaining the reason for government intervention, the Communiqué said as a result of the aforementioned inadequacies, NBET’s monthly collection from the DisCos was not enough to pay NBET's contractual obligation to the GenCos resulting to huge government debts adding that in recent months the payment by the DisCos to NBET was as low as 17.0 per cent of NBET's invoice. “In January 2017, it was 24.9 per cent. The GenCos in turn do not pay their gas suppliers, equipment suppliers, banks and other partners what they are contractually bound to pay. The DisCos also do not pay TCN what is contractually due to it for transmitting the energy the DisCos sell to consumers”, it said adding that these had resulted in payment shortfalls with the accumulated debts increasingly threatening the electricity supply system and undermining the growth of the economy and the electricity sector. The Communiqué read in part, “In recognition of the critical role that energy and access to electricity plays in economic growth and poverty reduction, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) as part of its Economic Growth and Recovery Plan, at its Federal Executive Council meeting of 1st March 2017 has taken far-reaching steps to reset the electricity industry”. “These steps, conceived within a sequence of sector reforms, confirm Government’s commitment to enforcing decisions taken as a nation to move from a vertically integrated Government owned statutory monopoly that did not serve our power needs, to a private sector led industry –with Government as guarantor, regulator and policy maker–that achieves the objective of developing a better and sustainable power sector as quickly as possible”
7 March, 2017
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OTHER NEWS
4 December, 2017

National Housing Programme: In Tandem with the LOCAL CONTENT POLICY

The National Housing Programme (NHP) Project Team Leader in Enugu State, Architect. Tina Eneh, has revealed that the Policy on local content of the Federal Government has started yielding result, saying that except the locks fixed on the doors, all other materials , as well as, personnel at the Enugu site of NHP, are locally sourced.

The Team Leader, said this in Enugu while receiving the Minister of State I for Power, Works and Housing, Hon Mustapha Baba Shehuri, who was on working tour of  sites under the National Housing Programme (NHP) in the South- East geo-political zone.

Earlier in Owerri, the Imo State Capital, the Minister had called on the Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to intervene in a land dispute between the Federal Government and the Federal University of Technology, (FUTO) ,which is threatening the scheduled delivery of houses under the NHP, in the State.

He stated that a total number of 68 houses are presently under construction, which comprises 16 units of three-bedroom flats, 28 two-bedrooms and a three-storey condominium block of 4 units of one-bedroom, 16 of two-bedroom and 4 of three-bedroom.

The Minister, having expressed his concern over the slow pace of work at the site in Owerri, promised that government will pay the contractors their money as at when due, while urging the contractors to put in more efforts in order to deliver within agreed time frame.

Similarly, in Anambra State, the Minister assured the government and the good people of the State of  Federal Government’s readiness to complete all on-going projects including those started by  previous Administrations.

The Minister also appreciated the government and the people of Anambra for making land available for the project, adding that the NHP, in the State, comprises of 3 blocks of 3 storey condominium block of 24 units (1bedroom-4 units, 2 bedroom-18units, 3bedroom -4units) He reiterated that the project being one of the campaign promises of the present Administration, the Federal Government will do all that is necessary to provide Nigerians with affordable houses and gainful employment.

In his Welcome Address, the Governor of Anambra State who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Osita Chukwulobelu, expressed his gratitude to the Federal Government for finding Anambra worthy of this laudable project, promising that the state government would do the needful in providing accessible road to the construction site. He enjoined the Federal Government not to abandon the project as it will add value to the economic prosperity of the state, adding  that the commercial activities of the host community will be highly enhanced.

While in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Hon. Shehuri urged the state Governor, Egnr. David Umahi to expedient action on the release of Letters of Exchange for National Housing Programme’s land and that of the Federal Secretariat.

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Speeches
12 December, 2017

Remarks By Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN At The 22nd Monthly Power Sector Operators Meeting, Lokoja, Kogi State On Monday, 11th Of December 2017

I welcome you warmly to this monthly meeting holding in Kogi state; which incidentally is our last meeting for the 2017 calendar year.

Therefore, it provides us an opportunity to reflect, not only on what has happened last month but also to assess how far we have progress through the whole year with our road map of incremental, stable and utilmately uninterrupted power.

Please recall that in January 2017, up till March 2017, power production was significantly low, largely as a result of the lack of gas and the disruptions in the Niger Delta.

By collective action of Government and all of you, many of these challenges have either been fully overcome or brought under control and management.

Government has responded with policies and actions like the N701 Billion payment assurance guarantee which has brought confidence to the production side of the power business and resulted in increased power production taking us to an all-time high of over 7,000 MW of power availability.

Government action in Transmission service expansion through TCN, and your feedback about service points where you require service from TCN, has helped to increase Transmission capacity which took us to over 4,000MW grid available power, that was relatively steady.

In the course of the year, slowly but steadily, the incidents of total and partial grid collapses have began to reduce.

Last month, at our meeting in Asaba, we resolved to maintain the progress even though the rains had gone.

I am happy to report that in the last month, reports and feedback confirm that we have surpassed not only our peak of grid supply during the rains, we have surpassed Nigeria’s highest ever peak grid supply.

As at Tuesday 5th of December 2017, the peak supply reached 5,019 MW, which was below the 5,074 MW we achieved in January 2016.

However, on Friday 8th December, 2017, grid supplied power peaked at an all-time high of 5,155 MW, over the January 2016 figure of 5,074 MW.

It is a major milestone in our journey of incremental power and if we keep our feet on the ground and we remain focused and unexcited, we will improve on it, and hopefully get to the second leg of our journey which is steady power.

No one person can claim individual credit for this progress. It is the product of teamwork starting from the leadership provided by President Buhari, many people in Government and in your companies who the public will never see, but all of whom I salute for their service; and of course the hard work by all of you.

While I value the work that you have done, I will implore you to remember that Nigerians expect more and there is still a lot of hard work ahead.

The fact that we can produce over 7,000 MW and can now only put over 5,000 MW on the grid means that we have 2,000 MW of unused power left in a country where many still require power.

This is a new problem that we must resolve.

We must get that 2,000 MW out to the people who need it, because more power is coming in 2018 from places like Azura (450 MW); Katsina wind (10 MW); Gbarain (115 MW); Kashimbilla (40 MW); Afam III (240 MW); Gurara (30 MW); Dadin Kowa (29 MW); and Kaduna (215 MW) to mention a few.

All of these do not include mini-grids and solar systems that are in various stages of development.

This may appear to be a lot of work. Yes, that is one way to see it.

But I see it as a momentous opportunity and privilege to be part of a revolution that will change the course of Nigeria irreversibly for the better.

If you see it this way, you will brace yourself for the exciting journey that lies ahead to solve the problem of lack of meters, estimated billing, and other service related issues.

You will be in a position to  put a smile on the faces of Nigerians who trust in our ability as a Government and a team to deliver on their power expectations.

This part of the journey requires us to think about what we can do individually and collectively about how to make it better.

It requires us to jettison our fixed positions and prejudices, it requires us to offer solutions not disagreements and to demonstrate a willingness to try out new things.

Therefore, as we set out on this new phase of our exciting journey permit to address some of the things we must do quickly from now into the new year of 2018 and beyond.

On Thursday, 7 December 2017, I was listening to a radio program where a small business operator was discussing her fish business and the problems she was encountering.

She was one of the many people whose lives President Buhari is committed to changing for the better.

As you would expect, she complained about power supply but she did not say where she was or where her business is located.

This happening at a time when, as I have announced, that we are now able to produce up to 7,000 MW of power and able to transport a similar capacity.

It happened 48 hours after we successfully reached the peak supply of 5,019 MW put on the grid and distributed on 5th December 2017 and before the peak of 5,155MW.

It happened while the mini grid summit, the largest ever attended in Africa, with 600 participants from about 40 countries holding in Abuja, was coming to its closing stages to decide how to deploy mini grid electric supply to those unserved and under-served places and small businesses in Nigeria.

It showed clearly that there is a gulf between the location of the need and the location of supply.

If we can produce 7,000 MW but we can only distribute about 5,000 MW, the problem has changed from lack of power to locating where the need is and designing a solution that takes the balance of 2,000 MW to those who need it, who can use it and who  can pay for it.

We must act to build the bridge that connects this gulf of supply and demand.

That bridge is a bridge of data and information about finding the location of the businesses and industries that need power and getting the 2,000 MW that is waiting for deployment to them.

The conversation clearly must change from there is no power, to what needs to be done to connect to the 2,000 MW that is available, and the additional power, which will come into production in 2018.

I have taken the first steps towards collecting the data.

I called the DG of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and the President of Manufacturers Organisation on the need to meet with them to do some of the following:

Identify the location of their members who need power and do not have it;

Determine the quality and power rating of their equipment as the basis for an energy audit that tells us what each business or manufacturer needs and what the estate or industrial cluster will need;
Identify the closest connection point to the company from  they can be connected to part of that unused 2000 MW power.

D. Determine the cost of the upgrade and equipment and how it can be financed on a win-win basis between the Genco - Disco and the factory or cluster.

This is the action that my team and I are convinced is necessary to connect supply with demand.

We want to supply power, but everybody must help us by letting us know where they are, especially the big consumers.

This is what the eligible customer seeks to do.

We should stop resisting it and instead embrace it to see what it offers in terms of problem solving.

Policy initiatives such as this take time to settle and they do not come without challenges.

But we cannot understand the challenges, talk less of overcoming them without first trying.

I expect that very early in the New Year, we will be able to achieve a collaboration with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and other Chambers of Commerce and Industry to jointly take this momentous step.

Thank you for your attention.

Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN
Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing

Monday 11th December 2017

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16 December, 2017

FASHOLASHEHURIHASSAN AT THE SIGINING OF 550MW POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN KINGLINE DEVELOPMENT NIGERIA LIMITED AND NBET

Managing Director Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PlcNBET Dr Marilyn Amobileft and Chief Executive Officer Kingline Development Nigeria Limited Mr Sean Kimright during the Execution of the Power Purchase Agreement for a 550MW Gasfired Power Project in Ondo State between NBET and Kingline Development Nigeria Limited at the Ministry of Power Works Housing Headquarters Mabushi Abuja on Thursday 14th December 2017

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12 December, 2017

FASHOLA HASSAN BELLO AT THE 22ND POWER SECTOR OPERATORS MEETING IN GEREGU KOGI STATE

Hon Minister of PowerWorks Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSAN2nd right Minister of State SurvSuleiman Zarma Hassan2nd left Permanent Secretary Power Louis Edozeinleft and Governor of Kogi State Mr Yahya Bellorightduring the 22ndMonthly Meeting with Power Sector Operatorshosted bytheKogi State Government and Geregu Power Plc at the Geregu Power 1 Plc ItobeAjaokuta Expressway Ajaokuta Kogi Stateon Monday 11th December 2017

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