The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu has said the federal government will be strategic in harnessing the energy peculiar to each region in the country’s intervention in the power sector.
The minister revealed this while speaking at the annual Power Correspondents Association of Nigeria (PCAN) seminar, stating that the government would focus on solar energy in the North and mini hydro power plants in the Middle Belt.
He added the Southwest will be hybridised with solar while the coastal states will be identified for wind energy utilisation.
He also explained that customers paying for electricity consumed would determine the financial liquidity of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).
According to him, “Taking all the above into consideration, especially with the liberalisation of the sector, Nigerians will soon start to experience the objective that led to the Act which is to improve power supply across the country.”