Lagos - The Lagos State Government has advocated for synergies between the government, the private sector and the citizenry to achieve adequate electricity for the state.
Speaking at an energy summit in the state, Governor Babatunde Fashola said the best way to ensure uninterrupted power supply for both industrial and domestic use was for the three segments to work together and play their roles effectively and efficiently.
The governor said the role of government was to provide an enabling environment through policy initiation and implementation to facilitate the work of the private sector.
“If anybody is still in doubt, let me say very clearly here that the generation and distribution of Power is now a Private Sector affair. So let nobody be in doubt. It is no longer Government affair; it is now private sector driven. We know the private sector requires the Government to enable them do their work through policy and this is what we continue to do,” he said at the summit.
Fashola reiterated that power is required for industries while the private sector required funding, tax and safety of its assets in order to function optimally.
Fashola said every citizen must first endeavor to register in the on-going Residents Registration exercise in order that Government would know the number and location of people that require electricity as well as make it easier for the private sector operators to know the amount of power required by residents.
“Citizens have a role to play here; if we want power, we must show up now that we are consuming power because if power is consumed they need to know who is using the power so that they can plan how to release the power,” he said.
Lagos, like other parts of the country, is battling energy supply challenges.
– CAJ News
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