Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu says stakeholders in the power sector should work together as a team to ensure that steady power is delivered to Nigerians.
Aliyu speaking in Abuja on Monday when he assumed duty as Minister of Power said that to succeed and ensure steady power is delivered to Nigerians; all stakeholders must cooperate and work together.
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 into 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, ‘’he said.
Aliyu said that the purpose he was sent to the ministry was to ensure that everything about power was done right adding that he needs the necessary corporation from all stakeholders to succeed.
“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.
On his part, Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu while congratulating the minister on his appointment said that his ministry will partner with ministry to deliver power to the people.