Lagos - Nigeria has established a panel to investigate the incessant power collapse in recent months.
The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, said the panel will not only investigate the causes but will also offer solutions to the problem.
Nigeria has recorded more than 15 power system collapses in the last five months. Most states in the country were without electricity during this period.
“The high rate of system collapses recently calls for critical investigations.
“The technical investigative panel is being constituted to investigate the causes of these collapses and proffer solutions aimed at preventing future occurrences.
"Though a technical investigative panel, it is expected that it will also address human lapses where found," Nebo said.
The panel will evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the power grid’s protection system in the period under review, recommend measures to further strengthen the protection mechanism as well as consider any system collapse related issues.
The minister urged the panel to carry out its assignment without fear or favour in order to get to the root of the problems in the power sector.
“This panel is not going to be like most others, but must work round the clock and provide answers and solutions within two weeks. No excuses will be tolerated," Nebo said.
The outdated nature of the nation’s grid system and the failure to build new infrastructure over the years, coupled with the lack of adequate operation and maintenance networkare blamed for the weakness of Nigeria’s network. - CAJ News