Importation of used electrical appliances, a sabotage of Nigeria’s power sector — Energy Expert

The epileptic nature of power supply in Nigeria has become a hydra-headed monster that has rendered past national efforts futile.

A National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) member, Deborah Tamuno facilitated “Energy Efficiency Seminar/Exhibition” programme, today, as part of her community development service, at the Raw Material Research & Development Council, Maitama, Abuja.

The Acting CEO, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) represented by Mallam Mustapha Kukah, lauded the initiative.

He highlighted information, technology, cost & income amongst others as fundamental problems in the Nigerian Power sector.

One of the guest speakers, an energy expert, Etiosa Uyigue lamented on the abusive consumption of electricity in the country.

He added that “Used Electrical Appliances” are being imported into the country; hereby making Nigeria a dumping ground for defected appliance and its usage contributes to crumbling the nation’s power sector.

Moving forward in the Nigeria’s power sector, Engr. Ismail Zarma, Energy Commission of Nigeria, said renewable energy resources is to be embraced in totality. He stressed on the importance and availability of Solar, Wind, and Biomass as an untapped power potential that will go a long way in reducing dependency on the national grid.

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