In a bid to achieve the aim of increased and sustainable power supply in the country, the Federal Government has inaugurated a ministerial task force on power.
The minister of power, Mr Sale Mamman, who inaugurated the task force in his office in Abuja, said the setting up of the task force became necessary as a result of the Federal Government's plan to accelerate the pace of reforms in the sector and increase power output and availability in the short and long term.
Mamman, an engineer, pointed out that the ministerial taskforce on power is to serve as an advisory team on policies and innovative technologies, stressing that the committee which has a two-year tenure, is also saddled with the responsibility of developing, planning and driving forward the reform plan of the Federal Government in the sector.
He explained that members of the newly inaugurated ministerial taskforce on power were carefully selected, adding that they are people who are conversant with issues in the power sector.
Speaking on behalf of members of the committee, the chairman, Professor Abubakar Sani Sambo, said they would not fail the Federal Government on the confidence reposed on them.
Sambo noted that their assignment was to advise the minister on what to be done in the long and short term in order to improve electricity in the country.
Other members of the committee are Mr Lateef Olabamiji (vice chairman/executive secretary), Mr Sanusi Muktar Bichi, Dr Sam Uche Okoro and Mr Goodluck Enimakpokop.
Also include: Chidi Adabanya, Musa Usman Yola, Dr. Abubakar Atiku Tambuwa, Mr Shehu Inuwa, Mr Tunji Ariyomo, Professor S.S Adamu, Mr Faruk Y. Yusuf (Ag director Renewable and Rural Power Access Dept.), Ivy Joyce Adi-Elekwa, Abba Aliyu, Isa Ado Maidoya, Mahmud Tukur, Dr Haruna Musa, Dr. Vincent Dogo, Professor Abubakar Jika Jiddere, Dr Nurain Hassan Ibrahim, Mr E. O Ajayi (Director ERD Power), and Mr Haruna Ladan, deputy director, Appointment, Promotion and Discipline in the ministry as the secretary.