The Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) supported by the Honourable Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Honourable Mustapha Baba Shehuri, chaired the eighth monthly meeting of operators in the electricity industry. The meeting focused on identifying, discussing and finding practical solutions to critical issues facing the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry. The meeting was hosted by Yola Electricity Distribution Company.

The operators were fully represented at the highest executive management levels, including Managing Directors and CEOs of Generating Companies (GenCos), Distribution Companies (DisCos), and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), as well as various government agencies such as the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader (NBET), the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) responsible for the regulation and development of the electricity industry.

The meeting deliberated on various issues and resolved as follows:-

  1. Acknowledged and appreciated reports by Yola DisCo and Borno State Commissioner for Energy that power supply to Maiduguri has improved.
  2. Acknowledged the work that still lies ahead to restore full service to Maiduguri and all parts of Borno State.
  • Acknowledged the recent appointments made by Mr. President of NERC Commissioners awaiting Senate confirmation and substantive CEO of NBET which are consistent with the Federal Government’s drive to incremental power supply.
  1. Encouraged State Governments to assist in improving energy supply:-
  • By helping to conduct energy audits of their residents needs to be submitted through a template which would be designed for onward circulation and guidance
  • By educating residents about conservation of energy by switching off bulbs and appliances that are not in use.
  1. The regulator of the industry published fact based ranking of all distribution, transmission and generation companies.
  2. Emphasized the need for the Operators of the industry especially the distribution companies to improve their operations and in particular their collections, by reducing losses, supplying meters and improving Customer relations.
  • Noted that, the right of ways issues being experienced by NDPHC along Itu-Calabar axis have now been resolved