Expert urges stakeholders’ collaboration to improve power supply

Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group, Mr Kola Adesina

A power expert and the Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group, Mr  Kola Adesina, says collaboration of stakeholders in Nigeria’s power sector will improve quality of supply.

Adesina, who spoke on the sideline of the National Engineering Conference, Exhibition and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), tagged: “Abuja 2022”, said this in Abuja on Tuesday.

He spoke shortly after he was conferred as an Honorary Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).

The conference has as its theme: , ‘Advancing the Frontiers of Communication and Digital Economy in Nigeria’.

Adesina said that what needed to be done to ensure steady power all over the world was that the value chain must be available from day one. That’s the only way telectricity can improve.

He said that for the power sector to guarantee 24/7 electricity to Nigerians, all hands must be on deck.

“Until we can guarantee 24/7 electricity to Nigerians, all value chain must work together as the quantum of energy in the system today is absolutely insufficient for our population.

“ An engineer is a problem solver. He is somebody that sees a problem and finds a solution to it.

“The solution for us had always been ‘how do we ensure that the natural resources we have that can generate electricity are appropriately and optimally utilised, ‘’ he said.

Adesina said that the moment the country can get the gas issue resolved, and get generation into locations where there is off taker, transmission facilities are valued and distribution in place then power supply will improve.

“We need to have appropriate mindset in Nigeria to unlock the potential of Nigeria and convert the potential to opportunity and we need to have the right priority, ‘’ he said. (NAN)

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