The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) will on Thursday host the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, and other experts on a policy dialogue on the power sector in Nigeria. A statement issued by the LCCI Director-General, Mr. Muda Yusuf, on Monday, confirms that the dialogue, which is aimed at examining and proffering solutions to the challenges in the nation’s power sector, will hold in Lagos on Thursday.
Yusuf stated that the dialogue was part of the chamber’s public sector engagement programmes for the growth of the nation’s economy. He said, “The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, will attend this dialogue session as the special guest of honour. It will be a platform for the minister to intimate Nigerians about ongoing projects and efforts of the government at solving the energy/power debacle”.
“The forum will enable stakeholders to deliberate on key aspects of the privatisation of the power sector; and the role of distribution companies, generation companies, government and all categories of consumers in achieving a successful reform in the sector”.
Yusuf also stated that experts in the power sector will be present at the dialogue to engage the minister.