By Etuka Sunday
The Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman yesterday inaugurated Ministerial Taskforce on Power to serve as an advisory team on policies and innovative technologies.
The team within its tenure of two (2) years was mandated to help develop, plan and drive forward the reform plan for the Nigerian power sector.
Inaugurating the Taskforce at the Ministry of Power Headquarters in Abuja, Engr. Mamman charged the team to consult widely on all issues in the Terms of Reference (ToR).
The Minister said, “you are all aware of the plans of the Federal Government of Nigeria to accelerate the pace of reforms and concurrently improve and increase the Power output and availability in the short/long term in the Power Sector.
“It is in line with this that I have evolve the concept of setting up this committee so as to achieve short term service delivery gains while maintaining a consistency of the Federal Government.
“Therefore, the Ministerial Taskforce on Power, within its tenure of two 2 years is to help with developing, planning and driving forward the Reform plan for the Nigerian Power Sector,” he said.
Mamman said, “the 22 members of the taskforce were carefully selected. They are people who are conversant with issues in the Power Sector. I therefore, have no doubt in mind, that the outcome from the taskforce will be acceptable to all stakeholders within the Power Industry.
Members of MTFP, I am aware of the enormity of your assignment. I urge you to consult widely on all issues in the Terms of Reference (ToR),” he said.