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FG may ban importation of generators; to declare state of emergency in power sector

By on June 27, 2013

President Goodluck Jonathan, has restated the desire of the Federal Government to ensure steady power supply in the country, saying a proposal to ban importation of electricity generating sets may be implemented.

Speaking at the fifth Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies, Nigeria (AES), Jonathan who was represented by Works Minister, Mike Onolememen, said the move would come under the state of emergency to be declared in the electricity sector soon.

According to him, electricity problem will be a thing of the past, as all necessary measures are being worked upon.

He praised the efforts of the AES in repositioning the youths of Nigeria through its ‘Operation 500 Students-Entrepreneurs Programme’, where 500 students in each tertiary institution in Nigeria are annually trained on leadership and entrepreneurship free of charge.

Jonathan said his administration “lays emphasis on entrepreneurship and human capital development as it is his administration’s determination to reduce the level of unemployment in the nation.”

“That is why the government places much emphasis on the number of jobs each project or contract it embarks on would create,” adding that Nigerians are enterprising people who would excel in whatever legitimate venture under an enabling environment.

The President noted that the theme of the conference: ‘Transformational Leadership: A Springboard to National and Sustainable Development’, is timely as the country needs transformational leaders who havve the interest of the people at heart.

“This has always been the main thrust of this administration. We believe that leadership comes from God and thus must be administered in trust. This is why we are geared at eliminating corruption from the polity”.

In his speech. former Head of State, General Abdusalam Abubakar, who chaired the event, said issues of good governance and peaceful coexistence are central to any effort at improving the lot of Nigerians and therefore must be taken with all seriousness it deserves.

  • Man of God

    good move