The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said the power sector is a major contributor in getting Nigeria out of the economic recession by improving electricity supply to industrial, commercial, small and medium enterprises.
Fashola stated this at the presentation of a book to him titled ‘Power Sector Under President Muhammadu Buhari’ in Abuja recently.
He revealed that the sector is one of the five key intervention programmes of the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) recently launched by the government.
He commended the author, Mr. Uche Aneke, for his in-depth knowledge of the sector and simplifying the knowledge of electricity to the ordinary Nigerian.
Mr. Aneke earlier disclosed that the book made an effort to document activities in the power sector, especially the giant strides the minister made since coming on board.
He appreciated the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, who wrote the foreword.