Experts Want New Minister To Address Crisis In Power Sector

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The newly-appointed Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, Experts in the power sector have called on the newly-appointed Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, to do everything possible to address the crisis in the power sector.

The experts spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari removed Mr Sale Mamman as the Minister of Power and appointed Mr Abubakar Aliyu as the new helmsman in the ministry.

Aliyu until the new development was the Minister of State for Works.

Mr Sam Amadi, former Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), said that the power ministry needed someone who could manage complexities.

He said “I hope this new one will do better and beyond managing the sector there is need to review the roadmap and policy framework of power sector.

He also said “The power ministry is not a straight forward one; it is not like building roads; it is not like other sectors.

He added that the sector is managing many stakeholders, managing a complex market that is difficult to grow and regulate.

According to Amadi, the ministry needs somebody who has some experience in the sector and somebody who has a history of creative thinking and strategic management.

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