Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Prof. Chiendu Nebo has challenged power generating firms to bridge the energy gap that is stifling the economic growth in the country. The minister has tasked Genesis Electricity, a specialist in embedded power, to provide for the electricity needs of those residing in the South-East and South-South regions of the country. The call was made on Friday upon a visit to the Minister’s offices, presenting its award for Africa Utility Performance, won at the 14th annual African Utility Week event this year
Genesis is to conduct a survey, assessing the power needs of industrial clusters and extend its services to rural and urban areas not serviced by the national grid. Nnewi, the “hub of industrialization” in the South East Region, has had 40 of 46 industries closed down due to high operational costs associated with poor power supply.
Nebo assured the company of its readiness to partner in this endeavor – saying, “No community, no household will be left on darkness, we are prepared to partner with you in the realisation of this government directive in the whole gamut of providing electricity to our people”.
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