Opinion

Yola DisCo: Matters Arising and Why BPE Needs To Suspend Its Re-privatisation, By Odion Omonfoman

It would therefore be more practical to consider a different approach and re-design of the privatisation model for Yola DisCo to achieve a successful re-privatisation. Breaking up Yola DisCo into several DisCos along state boundaries, and also adopting the concession model are strategies that would ensure success of its re-privatisation.…
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Federalism: The Decentralisation of Electricity Transmission In Nigeria, By Ugochukwu Amasike

...if Nigeria is to achieve its goal of constant and reliable power supply, then the just and equitable devolution of constitutional power and resources to the states and the concomitant decentralisation of electricity transmission should be effected. In line with the calls for the devolution of power to the states,…
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Opinion

Eligible Customer Declaration – Matters Arising, By Odion Omonfoman

- Minister for Power, Babatunde Raji Fashola However, the big elephant in the room is how the policy would be implemented, particularly the DUoS for eligible customers at 11KV and 33KV served by DISCOs, as well as the potential revenue shortfall that may further weaken already financially stressed Discos. We…
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Opinion

Remodelling Governmental Intervention in the Nigerian Electricity Market, By Yusuf O. Ali

...it is time for the government to develop a comprehensive and wholly accountable funding programme that will guarantee that the government’s intervention funds are used not only to avert the looming financial disaster but, for a change, to also bring about a financially self-sufficient Electriciy Market in the not too…
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Opinion

Show Me the Money: the Nigeria Electricity Supply Conundrum, By Belije Madu

The government of President Muhammadu Buhari is similar to a sprinter required to run the last leg of a relay race, for a Reform process which stared in 2005, with the passing of the ESPR Act, into law. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that the last leg of the race…
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Opinion

Fashola, Power and Realistic Expectations, By Ikeogu Oke

And I believe Fashola’s success as Minister or Power would be most recognisable if he gives priority attention to growing the country’s power generation commensurately with its transmission and distribution capacities so as to increase and stabilise the quantum of power available to Nigerians. Though appropriate, the word “novel” arguably…
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Opinion

Revisiting Collection Loss Debate in Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry, By Yusuf Abdussalam

Mr. Gates, an orange dealer supplies certain exotic oranges from Ondo State to hotels, restaurants and retail fruit outlets in Abuja. He transports the oranges from Ondo to Abuja in an old truck that spends days in transit. Due to the stacking and long period of the transit, some 10…
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