The recently appointed Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu has called for a concerted effort among stakeholders in the power sector to achieve steady power delivery to Nigerians.
Mr Aliyu, the then Minister of State, Works and Housing when he assumed duty as Minister of Power a day earlier said his priority was for Nigerians to witness strong cooperation among the power stakeholders that will yield the desired results.
He said ”I am here to work together with all of you. I listen carefully when some of you introduced yourself with various titles working in the ministry of power.
“ I want those titles to be translated to production of power to Nigerians from generation, transmission to distribution that is when our title will make more meaning.
“ Otherwise time would come when we would be ashamed to mention our names with those titles.
“So I want to ask everyone from the permanent secretary down to the smallest on the ladder by rank in any part of the ministry of power to be dedicated and committed to the task ahead.
“I know you have done a lot, I am here to assist you together with you or without you because that is my mandate to ensure that we succeed. my employer sent me here for a purpose, ‘’Mr Aliyu said.
The Minister revealed that the purpose he was sent to the ministry was to ensure that everything about power was done right which calls for all hands to be on deck in other to achieve such mandate.
“So, I need not only your hands on deck but I need your minds; that is where enthusiasms is, that is where loyalty is, that is where honesty is, that is where commitment and dedication is.
“Our work touches lives of all Nigerians so I am here to add value to what you have been doing, ‘’he said..
The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu who accompanied the Mr Aliyu on resumption while congratulating him on his appointment, said both ministries would partner to deliver power to the people.
Adamu said that the minister of power was a professional and was equal to the task of the mandate given to him.
He said that Abubakar was a team player and urges all staff of the ministry to cooperate with him to deliver power to the people as the power sector is very critical to the development of the country.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Mr William also assured the minister of the readiness of all members of staff of the ministry to work with him to ensure success.
“In the ministry of power, all staff are working together as a team to deliver on the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure power is available to Nigerians,” he emphasised.
“We know you are here to continue the good work of the president as it concerns the power sector,” he stated.
Mr Aliyu was appointed the Minister of Power last Wednesday by President Muhammadu Buhari following a minor cabinet reshuffle that saw the sacking of Mamman Sale as Minister of Power.
He was redeployed from his position as Minister of State Works and Housing.