We will ensure efficient electric power supply -FG

By Agatha Chitumu, Abuja

 

Daily Courier – The Federal Government has again reiterated its commitment to ensuring an efficient electric power supply in the country.

In essence, the government have also guarantee adequate, reliable and affordable  electricity for Nigerians.

While giving the assurance on Wednesday, Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC),Engr. Sanusi Garba assured that Nigeria can achieve the goal of having access to adequate, reliable and affordable electricity.

Garba who was speaking at a one-day workshop for media by the Commission in collaboration with the Power Sector hinted that the Federal Government initiated the PSRP with the support of the World Bank.

A significant part of the event is the launch of the PSRP website where the public, including the media, can get the latest update on the PSRP  implementation.

At the occassion, he said, “Federal Government initiated the PSRP with the support of the World Bank to achieve the goal of Nigerians having access to adequate, reliable and affordable electricity in Nigeria.”

“Notwithstanding the electric power supply industry is now private sector driven.

“Its relevance to economic growth and industrial development will require strategic  government interventions.

“At this developmental stage, the industry’s challenges require that hands be on the deck to achieve an efficient and effective electric power supply industry that we desire for our economic development.”

As part of the policy interventions, the Federal Government rolled out the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP), where about one million meters were  installed at Phase zero of the NMMP. Phase one of the NMMP.

The installation of four million meters he added will start as soon as the procurement process is concluded.

Garba hinted that Distribution Companies have submitted Performance improvement Plans to NERC, saying it commited them to certain minimum service delivery levels and progressive improvement in service quality and standards.