Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola says the ministry will unfold 13-point agenda to ensure effective monitoring of the sector by the new administration.
Fashola disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the inaugural meeting held with TCN, GENCOs, DISCOs and other stakeholders in the power sector.
The minister listed public engagement around the tariff, collection payment, and debts, generation capacity, maintenance, ancillary services, dispatch order and discipline as some of the 13 point agenda.
Others are gas requirement and constraints, transmission constraints, 33KV load off take, imbalances –locations of excess, overload safety, quality of service, new captive and embedded generation, franchising, other business and general discussions.
According to Fashola, all the stakeholders in the sector will be holding general meeting on issues that concern the industry on every second Monday of every month across the country.
He said that this meeting would be rotated across the nation and a person from GENCOs, DISCOs, TCN among others that could take decisions could represent any of these organisations.
He explained that, in order to minimise cost, different DISCOs could combine resources to enable them hold these meetings. Fashola disclosed that, holding of these meetings was supported by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President Yemi Osibanjo.
He added that these meetings that would involve lawyers, engineers’ planners and other stakeholders to share ideas on the affairs of the ministry, would assist the ministry to solve its challenges. According to Fashola, at the end of each meeting, the ministry will issue out a communiqué on what steps to take on issues such as gas, tariff and others.