The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola has expressed dismay over the poor conservation of power utilities among Nigerians, describing it as a major threat to the power sector reforms.
Mr. Fashola expressed the concern in his address during the monthly “Distinguished Visitor” lecture of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to the governor, “the poor sense of value towards public utilities will always in the long run make a mess of successful projects.”
He stated that Nigeria has neglected such critical aspects in developing programmes to ensure stable power supply across the country, adding that the job of NERC as a regulator in the sector would be partial if it failed to emphasise to Nigerians the need for a value system built on conserving and preserving electricity utilities.
Mr Fashola called for a drive towards service improvement in the provision of utilities and also the all important aspect of conserving and preserving utilities, which is key to a sustainable future.