On resumption of duty at the Ministry of Power today, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, went into a close-door session with the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Louis Edozien and Directors on the way forward in tackling the enormous task ahead.
The Minister said that his thoughts are on how to bring together processes and activities of all the Ministries now put under his supervision for effective service delivery.
He assured the Ministry’s leadership of his willingness to learn from them as they are career people who have been on the job for a long time.
In his own words he said “we are here to work with you, in solving problems on ground as quickly as possible, we want to know if some of those problems are man-made or systemic”.
Speaking further, “we want information on what has been done, what remained to be done, and what are the future plans, we want to continue from there”.
The Minister said he is also interested in how best to harness the available human resource assets in the Ministry, so also the physical asset, as all these information will assist us as we hit the ground running. We need to do more so as to regain lost time. He told his audience that Nigerians are anxiously waiting for result, which in this case is improved power supply nation-wide.
Also speaking the Honourable Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Shehuri said that as matter of urgency, he wants a detailed Ministerial Briefing Document to serve as a guide as this will ensure proper take off.
The Director, Human Resources, Mrs. Grace Papka, gave copies of the requested documents to the two Ministers, in addition a time-table for proposed briefings by Departments and Agencies in the power sector.