From Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan
Association of Meter Manufacturers of Nigeria (AMMON) has put its weight behind the Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu over the strategic steps taken since assumption of office in a bid to ensure adequate power supply in the country.
The Association also commended the Minister over his invitation to them on his fact finding mission, leading to strategy that would further improve the mandate of the Ministry of Power.
A statement signed by the Association’s President, Engr. Ademola Agoro and Secretary, Engr. Duro Omogbenigun and available to Daily Sun expressed joy that the Minister has continued to demonstrate knowledge of the sector and evidence of carefully incubated potential solutions to issues facing local manufacturers of meters.
“For example, the Honourable Minister encouraged AMMON to state the history of the industry sector despite his tight schedule whereupon he immediately offered some tangible solutions he was working on for our sector. In this exercise he offered impressive resources that he could bring to bear given possible influence of his current and past positions in government”, AMMON said.
According to the statement, the Minister informed AMMON that he is presently on a bilateral engagement with all stakeholders, in his bid to further understand the challenges of each player in the power sector.
“As a body, we are pleased that we have a minister who is not only a successful politician but one who is patriotic, ready to work hard, understand sectoral issues and deliver performance while using both his professional and business acumen to reposition the sector. We should be mindful that the Honorable Minister has barely spent four weeks in office, and met lots of challenges in the power sector.
“We therefore seek the support of all stakeholders to work with the new Minister for us to have an efficient power sector that addresses the demands of all Nigerians”, the statement said. .