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Sustainable electricity: how Nigeria can get it right – By Olatunji Ariyomo

First I wish to reproduce the report in today’s (Monday, 21 November 2011) edition of a national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune titled “Nigeria may never have stable power supply — Minister” by Tunde Dodondawa, Lagos. It is reproduced below: The Federal Government has said stable power supply may never be achieved in the country if the structures remain the same. Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Sunday, the Minister of Power, Professor Barth Nnaji, stated that the structures had been the same for years and efforts by the government to inject new structures through privatisation were being sabotaged by the labour unions. In his words, “if we are not able to set the structures right so that there can be expansion of investment in power, we will never be able to get to the point of stable power supply.” He expressed concern over the desire of some workers that the system should remain the same. “We cannot keep the status quo and expect to get improvement in power. What we a