Raji Fashola, The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, made the declaration at the fifth European Union (EU) – Nigeria Business Forum with the topic: “Tackling Nigeria’s Potential for Economic Growth” on Thursday that the Federal Government would not dismiss the privatisation of the country’s power and energy division. The EU was held in Lagos.
“The Federal Government will regard and maintain the agreement it has been focused on and acquired from the past organisation.
“I am not responsible for power part to repudiate the privatisation assertions marked three years back,” he said.
As indicated by him, the legislature has nothing to pick up from sending financial specialists in the power area stopping, taking after calls from a few quarters requesting repudiation of privatisation of the division.
“In the event that those calling for reverting of the privatisation of the power segment intended to state enhancing the administration, execution and effectiveness, then, I am here for that.”
“In the event that returning to it will imply that Distribution Companies (DISCOs) ought to open up and ventures ought to come in, then I am ready for that too.”
“In the event that it implies that the whole power segment will turn out to be exceptionally effective, I will bolster it.”
“In any case, I won’t bolster wiping out of the agreements we had with them.”
“If we relinquish privatisation of the division, financial investors will pack their suitcase and go, they will tell others that Nigeria is not dependable for speculation or any type of economic growth,” Mr. Fashola said.
Mr. Fashola, notwithstanding, encouraged the EU-business representatives to put resources into the power division, saying that no economy would develop without interest in the foundation.
In his comments, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State said the state was focused on the arrangement of the basic framework that would make working together in the express a delight and gainful experience.
Mr. Ambode spoke to by Tunji Bello, the Secretary to the State Government, said that the state perceived the significance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) which was one of the concentration zones of the current year’s release.
As indicated by him, SMEs have tremendous potential for employments creation and enhanced efficiency.
He said that the state government had built up an N500 million Trust Funds to bolster the People Living with Disabilities.