Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola said Thursday that the challenges of the power sector were man-made and not technical. Fashola stated this as a distinguished lecturer at the University of Lagos.
The theme of the lecture, organised by the Department of Economics, was: “The power sector reform in Nigeria: Challenges and the way forward”.
Fashola said there was no mystery in achieving stable and reliable electricity supply but that all stakeholders must conform to guidelines of the sector’s roadmap.
He said the roadmap was aimed at getting incremental, stable and uninterrupted power because achieving set targets required step-by-step approach.
He, assuring that the party would deliver on its promises.
The minister while appealing to Nigerians to be patient, listed the attacks on gas pipelines; kidnapping of expatriates working on power sustainability, procedures and inefficiencies in power transmission and distribution as parts of the challenges facing the sector.
He also cited sabotage in governance; non-payment of tariff, poor investment, among others as other challenges frustrating the power sector.