Power sector experts have tasked the mass media to push an agenda for improvement in electricity supply by any government coming into power next year.
They stated this on Friday at a workshop for the Power Correspondents Association of Nigeria (PCAN) in Abuja. The managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Sule Abdulaziz, an engineer, noted that the theme of the conference was Stable Electricity: Exploring a Contract Based Market in Nigeria.
Abdulaziz, who was represented by the general manager, System Planning, Kabiru Adamu, an engineer, said, “This is the trending issue in the power sector and we are proud to partner with the media.”
Also speaking, the general manager, Public Affairs at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr Usman Abba-Arab, said the place of media in the electricity market was vital.
He said, “We are proud of the media, and we assure you of our support as part of the market participants, to ensure that we grow the electricity market.”
The managing director of Azura, Edu Okeke, tasked power reporters on reports to ensure that the new government gets it right.
The event was attended by the executive director of the Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), Dr Joy Ogaji, the executive director of Research and Advocacy, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Sunday Oduntan, the Head of Brand, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Mimi Angyu and other dignitaries.