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Minister visits NBET, lauds agency for growth of power sector

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Giddy Jedy-Agba, Minister of State for Power,

Giddy Jedy-Agba, Minister of State for Power, lauded the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) Plc. for its contributions to the growth of the power sector.

Jedy-Agba, who made the commendation on Sunday, October 10, during a scheduled visit to the agency’s head office in Abuja, said NBET’s commitment and dedication to improving the electricity supply in the country are quite commendable.

NBET is the manager and administrator of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI). The agency which is wholly owned by the Federal Government has continued to attract local and international commendation for managing the electricity pool.

The minister explained that NBET’s commitment and dedication to improving electricity supply in the country were quite commendable.

He said: “I like the work you are doing here, but Nigerians expect more because until the country achieves stable and sustainable power supply, we can’t rest.

“In the Ministry of Power, we are happy with what you have achieved, but we expect you to do more because there’s still a lot to do for Nigeria to achieve the power plan of Mr President.”

Jedy-Agba added that NBET remained a key player in the power industry.

According to him, “Regardless of where you are, this administration’s objective is one as Mr President wants to leave an indelible mark in every sector of the economy.

“We must work together to achieve this aim because the president and Nigerians will hold us all responsible if we fail.”

On his part, Nnaemeka Eweluka, Managing Director of NBET,  said  the agency to continue to work in synergy with the ministry and other stakeholders to improve on services.

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Also,  Abba Aliyu, General Manager, Corporate Services, said the staff and management of NBET remained passionate and committed to delivering on its mandate.

Aliyu said the agency, with the labour force of average age of 26 years, parades the best brains in the commercial electricity value chain.

According to him, “The average age of our staff here is 26 years; this means that we have young people who are motivated and committed because they’re just starting their careers.

“The energy is still there, and I can assure you that we have the best brains here,’’

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