Minister of Power Inaugurates NEMSA Board After Seven Years
Minister of state, Power, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba, has inaugurated the board of the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA), seven years after the establishment of the ministry. The minister also inaugurated the newly constituted management team of the agency.
The appointments into the board, the minister explained during the ceremony yesterday, would be part time jobs for a period of three years, but would be renewable upon expiration.
Jedy-Agba urged the board to see themselves as the policeman of the ministry and work hard to ensure that the objectives of President Muhammadu Buhari for the electricity sector in Nigeria are achieved.
The minister insisted that the board and management team of the agency must work in tandem with the extant law to achieve the goal of the agency. He warned the board to avoid conflicting with the management of NEMSA.
“It is not a joke that he is insisting that we get-started because the power sector is the kick-starter of industrial revolution in our country. This is a milestone event and I expect us to take it with all seriousness,” Jedy-Agba said.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Mr. Chineaka Ohaa described NEMSA as the instrument of government used to enforce technical standards and for the distribution of power in the country.
Managing Director, Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA), Engr. Peter Ewesor expressed joy that the board has been finally put in place.
“Today is a moment of joy for this agency. We want to start by saying we thank the President for graciously granting that this board be constituted.
“We want to thank the minister of State for making this to happen because we have worked as an agency for almost seven years before this historic event of today,” the managing director said.
Ewesor, who is the Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation said the agency now has a full house expressing optimistic that the board members could lead the management team to achieve any task anywhere.
By Chibisi Ohakah, Abuja