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FG may ban generator importation declare emergency on power sector

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June 26, 2013


President Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday in Lagos said the Federal Government is currently studying a proposal to restrict importation of electricity generating sets into the country soon.

The move, the President said at the fifth Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies, Nigeria (AES), will be part of declaring a state of emergency in the nation’s electricity sector.

The President, who was represented by Works Minister, Mike Onolememen, expressed belief that soon, electricity problem will be a thing of the past, because the administration has put all necessary measures to achieve this goal.

Also, he praised the efforts of the AES in repositioning the youths of Nigeria rthrough her ‘Operation 500 Students-Entrepreneurs Programme’, where 500 students in each tertiary institution in Nigeria are trained on leadership and entrepreneurship free of charge in collaboration with the school authorities every year.

The President said his administration lays emphasis on entrepreneurship and human capital development as it is his administration’s determination to reduce the level of unemployment in the nation.

“That is why the government places much emphasis on the number of jobs each project or contract it embarks on would create,” he added, noting that Nigerians are enterprising people who would excel in whatever legitimate venture under an enabling environment.

He added that the theme of the conference: ‘Transformational Leadership:  A Springboard to National and Sustainable Development’, is apt and timely as the country needs transformational leaders who havve the interest of the people at heart.

“This has always been the main thrust of this administration. We believe that leadership comes from God and thus must be administered in trust. This is why we are geared at eliminating corruption from the polity”.

Also speaking at the event, former Head of State, General Abdusalam Abubakar, who chaired the event, said issues of good governance and peaceful coexistence are central to any effort at improving the lot of Nigerians and therefore must be taken with all seriousness it deserves.


Article Credit: Daily Independent Newspaper

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