Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (middle), Permanent Secretary ,Power ,in the Ministry, Mr Louis Edozien (left) and Ag. CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr Anthony Akah(right) during the Eleventh Monthly Meeting with Sectoral Participants in the Power Sector hosted by Ikeja DisCo and Egbin Power Plc at the TCN Ikeja West Transmission Station, Ayobo, Ipaja ,Lagos State
Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (2nd left), Permanent Secretary , Power, in the Ministry, Mr Louis Edozien(left), Ag. CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr Anthony Akah(2nd right) and MD/CEO, Ikeja Electric, Dr Anthony Youdeowei (right), during the Eleventh Monthly Meeting with Sectoral Participants in the Power Sector hosted by Ikeja DisCo and Egbin Power Plc at the TCN Ikeja West Transmission Station, Ayobo, Ipaja ,Lagos State

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola on Monday warned the distribution companies in the country to step up their service delivery or quit. Fashola gave the warning at the opening ceremony of the 11th Monthly Stakeholders meeting in Lagos.

Fashola in his characteristic manner did not manse words by charging the electricity supplier to buckle up  and build the trust and confidence in customers,saying that customers complain will be addressed appropriately.

“We need to do whatever is possible in our various distribution areas to improve the quality of service and continue to train our personnel to recognize that customer is king”.

“We are working as hard as we can to make the environment more responsive to you and as I have said and will repeat that as pioneers, you will carry some burdens. “You will have to sacrifice, perhaps more than what you have done,’’Minister said.

Fashola admonished the power supplier to be patient to serve and the skill in them must be exhibited,failure to do this means they have to leave because without the customers and the consumers, there would be no business.

“But I am optimistic that things will get better, I am optimistic that we can win together and we can win for the Nigeria people,” Fashola concluded.