Fashola Decries Dependency On Imported Human And Material Resources In Electricity Sector

Written by on January 25, 2019

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola has decried the heavy dependency on imported human and material resources in the electricity sector.

Speaking at a 2 day stakeholders workshop on minimum specification of Nigerian content and requirement for labour in the power sector organised by the nigerian electricity regulatory commission (NERC), the minister who was represented by Engr Ahmed Abdul reiterated the administration’s commitment to increasing local content in the power sector with the signing of the executive order 5 by president Muhammadu Buhari.

The minister therefore stated the need for strict compliance to the presidential directive in order to develop nigerian capacity and content in the industry for the long term growth and stability.

Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola

Also speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission professor James Momoh stated that the system will suffer if the Nigerian content of skilled work force that understands the language, knows the culture and knows the socio economic implications of doing business in Nigeria is not equipped.

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