FG to inject N30billion into power sector
The minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola says the problem of metering for electricity consumers in the country will soon be a thing of the past.
While addressing the 27th monthly meeting of stakeholders in the power sector, the minister said over thirty billion naira has been set aside to implement a comprehensive metering of consumers nationwide.
The minister of power, works and housing who addressed the gathering says the Ministry has already issued a regulatory framework to license meter asset, with a view to ensuring that all consumers have access to meters.
Fashola says the federal government is working to deliver an incremental, stable and sustainable power to all Nigerians.
The minister, however, challenged power sector workers to be ready to meet up with the challenges of effective and efficient service delivery to all consumers.
The chairman of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Usman Gur says they have completed 80℅ of 32kva power lines that have been destroyed by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the northeast as a result of the intervention of the federal ministry of power, works and housing.
The minister also addressed the issue of estimated billing and assured consumers that the ministry will continue to work assiduously to ensure that such trend is brought to an end.