Confab recommends state of emergency in power sector




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ABUJA – The National Conference has recommended that declare a of emergency in the power sector.

The recommendation was made on Monday, while adopting the of the conference on Energy.

The conference equally recommended that the Federal Government not leave power and energy to private sector alone as both were strategic to the industrial take-off and wellbeing of the

It recommended a top-down approach the amendment of existing framework to allow government at all levels and the private sector to be involved in power generation, distribution and marketing locally.

The conference adopted the banning of flaring of associated gas, while communities that are prone to gas flaring be compensated.

Also, it was recommended that the Act of 1969 be reviewed in the interest of justice and equity.

In the same vein, the conference recommended that government should encourage the of low energy light bulbs and modern clean stove for cooking “as both are environmentally friendly’’.

associated gas produced in Nigeria should be reserved for the domestic market until all demand is satisfied and a pricing regime for gas developed to make this possible.

It recommended that laws should be enacted and those available should be enforced at the and local government levels to control indiscriminate cutting of trees for household energy, charcoal making and export.

The conference also adopted that the country should explore the nuclear plant option in view of the possibility of nuclear energy development.

The conference similarly recommended better security measures to protect against vandalism, while Nigerian engineers should be adequately represented in the planning and implementation of all aspects of power reform programmes.

Also, the conference recommended that the Federal Government should consider the construction of mini refineries in each as was done in and Indonesia.

Furthermore, the conference recommended that industries that make of raw materials should be established close to the source of such raw materials for rapid industrialisation and diversification.

However, the conference rejected the recommendation that the Federal Government should face-out the of generators in all our market.

It also ejected the recommendation that the Federal Government should subsidise the importation of panel until it can be manufactured locally.

Amb. Yerima Abdullahi, an elder statesman moved the motion for adoption of the amended while Mariam Bello, representing organised labour, seconded it. (NAN) ABUJA – The National Conference has recommended that should declare a state of emergency in the power sector.

The recommendation was made on Monday, while adopting the of the conference committee on Energy.

The conference equally recommended that the Federal Government should not leave power and energy to private sector alone as both were strategic to the industrial take-off and wellbeing of the

It recommended a top-down approach the amendment of existing framework to allow government at all levels and the private sector to be involved in power generation, distribution and marketing locally.

The conference adopted the banning of flaring of associated gas, while communities that are prone to gas flaring should be compensated.

Also, it was recommended that the Act of 1969 be reviewed in the interest of justice and equity.

In the same vein, the conference recommended that government should encourage the use of low energy light bulbs and modern clean stove for cooking “as both are environmentally friendly’’.

associated gas produced in Nigeria should be reserved for the domestic market until all demand is satisfied and a pricing regime for gas developed to make this possible.

It recommended that laws should be enacted and those available should be enforced at the state and local government levels to control indiscriminate cutting of trees for household energy, charcoal making and export.

The conference also adopted that the country should explore the nuclear plant option in view of the possibility of nuclear energy development.

The conference similarly recommended better security measures to protect against vandalism, while Nigerian engineers should be adequately represented in the planning and implementation of all aspects of power reform programmes.

Also, the conference recommended that the Federal Government should consider the construction of mini refineries in each state as was done in and Indonesia.