The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said that power sector problems cannot be fixed without the collaborative efforts of the mining sector, The Nation reports.
He stated this during the just-concluded 2nd Annual Nigeria Mining Week in Abuja. Fashola agreed that there was very little the power sector could achieve without mining. He said: “As the power sector rolls out transmission stations and installs transformers, all these are operational inputs of the mining industry.” ‘’If the Works ministry is constructing a road, clearly it is a joint effort of the mining sector. It is impossible to have coal power without coal mining,’’ he maintained.
Fashola said it was a welcome development to pursue cleaner energy which is the best to happen to human civilisation today. According to him, “we’ve moved from firewood to coal, to petroleum, to gas and now we are going to much more renewable energy.” He noted that the pursuit of cleaner energy now has been heightened because of the need to reduce carbon emissions and the desire for more efficient energy for improved wealth and industrialisation.
Source: Energy Mix Report