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Proffer Solution to Poor Power Supply, VC Tasks Engineers

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Charles Igwe, has urged engineers to find solution to the country’s unstable power supply.

“Engineers should rise up to find solution to problems preventing the country from achieving stable electricity supply that will boost the economy and create more employment opportunities.”

Mr Igwe said this in Nsukka on Friday during the Faculty of Engineering 19th Herbert Macaulay Memorial Lecture.

The vice-chancellor said that he strongly believed the gathering of engineers from different walks of life “will proffer solution to epileptic power supply in Nigeria.”

In a remark, Mr Obioha Fubara, an Alumnus of Engineering Faculty and Group Managing Director, Hobark International Ltd., urged engineers to strive to become greater than Macaulay.

“Engineers have to lead from the front and show the nation that their profession is the one that drives national development in all facets by direct approach.

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“There is a lot of infrastructure gap in the country; so let us be propelled by the progress made by Macaulay and continue to push onward until we reach our final goal,” Fubara said.

The Managing Director, Azura Power WA Ltd., Henry Okeke, said that for a country like Nigeria, “less than 3,000 Mega Watts of electricity generation is inadequate.”

He said for Nigeria with over 200 million people “to achieve stable electricity supply, government knows the country needs no fewer than 20,000 Mega Watts.”

An Engineer and Managing Director, Ixzora Laboratories, James Agada, in his keynote address, said the challenges of unstable power supply presents an opportunity for engineers to devise solutions.

“It is also an opportunity for policy makers to create an environment and structure where such power generation can be fed back to the public grid,” he said

(NAN)

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