The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has called on state governments to play more active role in the current effort to boost electricity supply in the country.
Fashola who made the call in Kaduna during the 2nd National Council on Power (NACOP) said government is determined to fast-track the attainment of incremental power through increase in quantum of electricity supply.
The minister, who presented four documents for validation and adoption by the council, insisted that states take their rightful positions in the emerging scenario playing out in the sector.
The documents are; National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP), National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAP), Sustainable Energy for All-Action Agenda (SE4ALL-AA) and the Nigerian Power Sector Investment, Opportunities and Guidelines.
The development of NREAP, has received tremendous support from European Union (EU), and the German government funded GIZ through the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), underscored by the believe that inefficient use of energy supply will increase environmental problems, increase cost of goods and services.
It can also compound the problem of access by large army of our population as it would be expedient to avoid investment in power in excess of actual requirement, because of scarcity of resources.