POWER: SALE MAMAN LAYS THE BLUEPRINT FOR A RESTRUCTURED POWER MINISTRY

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As part of efforts in providing a sustainable, reliable, stable and affordable power supply to Nigerians, the Ministry of Power has set up a restructuring committee saddled with the responsi-bility of implementing a roadmap towards the reformation of the power sector for effective service delivery.

Members of the Commit-tee include representatives from relevant Departments, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, and Special Assistants to the Honourable Minister.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Restructuring Committee at the Power House, Abuja, Engr. Sale Maman, Honourable Minister of Power stated that the decision to embark on various reforms in the Ministry was to unlock investment opportunities and improve service delivery in the sector.

Calling for synergy amongst various Department and Agencies under the Ministry, the Minister said, “there is need to strengthen and harmonize all Departments, Units and Agencies in a manner that would yield positive outcomes and overcome the institutional challenges that pose, significant risk to the government’s overall strategy”.

In his remarks, Mr. GoddyJedy-Agba, Minister of State for Power commended the Honourable Minister for taking the bold step of initiating the process of restructuring the Ministry’s Department, Units and Agencies.

He said, “it is our collective responsibility to improve the delivery of electricity services for the well-being of every Nigerian, hence the need for us to work together in order to provide uninterrupted electricity to all       Nigerians”.

Mrs. DidiWalson-Jack, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power in her welcome address reiterated the need to have a structured blueprint in other to attain the Ministry’s ambition to deliver the huge expectation of the President and the entire country.

The restructuring is expected to harmonize and streamline the functions of each Department and Unit to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of decisions and responsibilities in the Ministry.

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