Power Sector, major contributor in getting Nigeria out of recession - Fashola

Babatunde FasholaThe Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN has stated that the Power Sector will continue  to be a major contributor in getting Nigeria out of the economic recession by improving electricity supplies to industrial, commercial and small and medium enterprises in the country.

The Minister stated this at the presentation of a book to him titled "Power Sector Under President Muhammadu Buhari" in his office in Abuja recently.

He revealed that the Power Sector is one of the 5 key intervention programmes of the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) recently launched by the government. The Minister commended the author of the book, Mr. Uche Aneke for his in-depth knowledge of the sector and simplifying the knowledge of electricity to the ordinary Nigerian.

During the monthly operators tour meeting, Babatunde Raji Fashola explained that power sector need to engage everybody so as to reveal to Nigerians government's effort.

The author of the book, Mr. Uche Aneke earlier disclosed that the book makes an effort to document activities in the power sector, especially the giant strides the Minister made since coming on board.

The author appreciated the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina who took time out of his busy schedule to write the forward of the book.

About Nigeria

Nigeria, commonly known as the giant of Africa with more than 150 million people is the most populous country in Africa. With one of the biggest democracies in the world and a presidential system of government, it has a dual economy, based on its rich natural resources, traditional agriculture and the trade sector.