The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has appealed for a comprehensive power sector policy and strategy, with a view to achieving a holistic solution to the epileptic power situation in the country.
In a communiqué issued at the end of the Forum’s meeting in Abuja in the early hours of Thursday, the governors said they resolved to make the appeal following a presentation made to them by the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Limited.
The communiqué, signed by the chairman of the Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, stated that the state executives also had exhaustive discussions on the operations of the National Integrated Power Project.
The communiqué also said the governors would meet with the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, on August 23, to discuss among others, the Sustainable Development Goals.
Also slated for discussion with Ki-Moon is the successor programme to the Millennium Development Goals and the envisaged role of state governors, as critical stakeholders in its implementation.