Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
FG, Delta Govt. to collaborate on energy theft, power billing system

By News Express on 14/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 779


Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the Federal Ministry of  Power, Works and Housing and the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to sensitise Nigerians on the need to curb energy thefts and resolve power billing issues in the country.

Okowa spoke on Monday in Asaba when he received the Minister, Mr Babatunde Fashola, who led the management team of his ministry and agencies on a courtesy visit. He said that there was need to create urgent awareness among the populace on the billing system, energy theft, reduce agitation among the populace and ensure prompt payment of bills.

“I wish to appreciate you for the good work you are doing. This consultative monthly meeting is innovative. We are happy that power generation has reach over 7,000 MVA. There is the need for advocacy to get people to pay bills. People have to be educated on the billing system. When you get bills, you need to know how it was generated, it will reduce agitation. We need to sensitisise our people on the need to curb energy thefts,” the Governor said.

He stressed that the state would work with the DISCOs to look at the issues and possibly enact legislation on energy theft.

Okowa commended the Minister on the improvement on power generation, stating that it was important for the socio-economic development of the country.

While assuring Fashola of the state government’s readiness to intervene in the resolution of the compensation issues on the Sapele-Agbor Road, the Governor also called for immediate rehabilitation of the failed sections of the Asaba head bridge end of the Benin-Asaba Road, stressing that “if nothing is done, the road will get worse during the December rush period and can pose security risk.”

Earlier, Fashola said that the team was in Asaba for a monthly Power Interactive meeting hosted by Benin Distribution Company to review the power issues in the country and the peculiar local electricity issues.

He said that his ministry had generated over 7,000MVA of electricity and that measures were being put in place to improve the capacity of the DISCOs to distribute the generated power.

The Minister appealed to Okowa to intervene in the compensation issues on the Sapele-Agbor Road to enable the contractor move to site.

•Photo shows, From Left; Delta State Governoor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and the Minister of State for Power, Suleman Hassan.

Source News Express

Posted 14/11/2017 04:58:13 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Why e-commerce remains largely traditional in Nigeria

Army, Navy shoot 14 in Delta communities

Saraki mourns Kawu Baraje’s mother

Femi Fani-Kayode after my life, APC chieftain Rotimi...

How Gov. Ishaku organised thugs to kill me...

Abubakar Audu’s son charged with robbery

Magu divides Presidency

Emefiele proffers solution to economic recession, says Nigeria’s...

Breaking: Ezekwesili, #BringBackOurGirls activists stopped from accessing Aso...

Nembe communities in Bayelsa reject ‘Greek Christmas gift’...

Eko Electricity Company calls for stringent measures against...

NCS President to chair 2016 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum...

 

Latest News Pay rise: Varsity senior staff, others demand N8.32bn arrears from FG APC has no candidate in Rivers, Appeal Court rules 2019: Why 689 JMPP candidates took oath barefooted Man drowns during baptism Hope rises for Southeast as Senate passes Southeast Development Commission Bill BREAKING: Buhari to present 2019 Budget Proposal to National Assembly next week Delta Govt. approves completion of Ughelli – Asaba Road, construction of Kwale-Beneku bridge, others Having sex in car in public is criminal: Police Kano govt to conduct 3,000 mass weddings for widows, divorcees, spinsters Nigeria, Saudi Arabia sign pact on 2019 Hajj Thousands bid farewell as Ex-Ohanaeze President Dozie Ikedife makes final journey home Why I want to be Lagos Governor — Agbaje

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (429,952 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (394,876 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (327,750 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (281,173 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (247,858 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,288 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,139 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,339 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (179,641 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,478 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,251 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,707 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,875) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (973) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (679) Global Business Monitor (313) International (2,818) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (147) Maggie's Blog (69) News (41,391) Opinion (1,151) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,150) Religion (915) Sports (1,817) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera