The minister, however, allayed fears of Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) over the deployment of more solar power through mini-grids and other Federal Government initiatives aimed at improving service in the power sector.
He commended Amoda’s initiative in authoring a book, that would address power sector challenges adding that the book presentation was timely, as the power sector would start to witness dry session by next month
The minister said that power generation has increased from 2,600 megawatts to 7, 000 megawatts, while power wheeled out was gradually increasing to 7,000 megawatts.
Also speaking at the occasion Prof. Bart Nnaji, a former Minister of Power, commended Amoda for his painstaking research and knowledge input, in a book addressing power sector challenges and proffering solutions.
Nnaji, said renewable energy remains a major channel to power sector growth and development, especially in rural communities in Nigeria.
He urged stakeholders in the power sector, to support the minister in developing the sector to deliver desire results in the country.