By Francis Akinnodi
The Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, has assured that the Federal Government would ensure that all issues surrounding the implementation of cost-reflective tariffs in the sector are addressed soon.
Keyamo, who led the ad-hoc committee on electricity tariff to a facility tour of meter manufacturing Company in Nigeria, MOMAS Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company, in Mowe, Ogun State, reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the scheme.
The team, which consisted of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), electricity distribution companies (DisCos), and industry players, commended efforts by MOMAS to the development of the power sector through modern technology.
The minister promised to engage all stakeholders in the country until contending issues surrounding the power industry are resolved.
“Our team is making a facility tour to MOMAS to have first-hand information on the company’s capacity and capability in bridging the metering gaps. We are focusing on addressing all the issues surrounding the implementation of cost-reflective tariffs in the power sector.”
President, Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), Chris Okonkwo, also commended MOMAS for its immense contribution to the downstream power sector, especially in helping to bridge the metering gap.
In his remarks, Chairman, MOMAS, Kola Balogun, reaffirmed the company’s capacity to bridge the metering gap in the country, adding that it also can deploy the product across the country.