Fashola Tasks Power Distribution Companies To Be Proactive Ahead Rainy Season.
Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Monday urged power distribution companies to be proactive in their operations ahead of the rainy season.
Mr. Fashola said the progress stakeholders are making in the power industry would require them to increase their commitment to further improving service.
The minister made the remarks at the 27th Monthly Power Sector Operators hosted by the Yola Distribution Company at the TCN Transmission Station along Numan Road, Jimeta, Adamawa State, on Monday.
The minister added that improved service will be more demanding as the rains come down in the next few months.
He said, “The rains will bring more water supply to the Hydro Electric facilities, and they will bring more challenges to Transmission and Distribution by way of storms, heavy winds, falling trees, damage to towers, lines and installations.
“We must rise up to these challenges better than we have done in the past.”
Some of what must be done by the power distribution companies, he said, is to promptly issue notices when there are known damages that interfere with power supply; send maintenance officials out to repair and replace damaged equipment or clear fallen trees; send information to the public on multiple platforms of conventional and social media to report faults that they may not be aware of.
He also urged them to painstakingly hold themselves out as available, ready, and willing to resolve customer problems and provide better service.
Similarly, the minister announced officially to the stakeholders that the Azura Power Plant is now fully completed and ready for commercial operation to deliver more power to boost incremental power.
Mr Fashola also praised the management of the Yola Disco for turning around the operation of the company.
Source : IWN Online Editor
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