Press zooms in on strike by electricity workers, others
- Aug 18, 2022 2:07 pm GMT
The Punch reports that businesses and other power consumers were thrown into darkness on Wednesday as the industrial action embarked upon by electricity workers, which lasted for almost one day, led to the total shutdown of the national power grid.
Power generation crashed fell below 4,000 megawatts as workers of the
Although the Federal Government announced on Wednesday night that the union had halted the strike, it had earlier declared that the action by the electricity workers resulted in a collapse of the country’s grid.
“Following the industrial dispute declared by the two in-house unions at the
It added, “The incident occurred at 15:01hours today (Wednesday) after several 330kV transmission lines and 33kV feeder-lines across the power system network had been switched off by the union members, resulting in generation-load imbalance and multiple voltage escalations at critical stations and substations.
“Regrettably, this is coming weeks after we had emerged from a hectic grid management regime, precipitated by paucity of generation, which we grappled with for a couple of months.”
The newspaper says that the President,
Ahmed said this during the 39th Annual General Meeting of the
According to a statement on Wednesday, the MAN president also tasked the federal and state governments to work in harmony in order to improve and stabilize the economy.
Ahmed said, “It is important to improve on the time taken to containers/cargoes at the ports by ensuing that second trade facilitation equipment such as scanners are available.
“We are also calling on government to enforce, evaluate and monitor the implementation of the executive order 003 to ensure compliance by MDAs.”
Ahmed also said to avoid the unpleasant consequences of economic recession and reversal of the modest progress recorded since the recent setback occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, it had become necessary for the state and federal governments to work in synergy and carry along stakeholders in fashioning appropriate strategies to improve and stabilise the economy of the country.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Oyo State Acting Governor, Mr
The Guardian reports that trade between
Balogun stated that
He said to achieve this feat, the chamber has partnered with the
“We did that because we are very clear on what we want to achieve. We want to tell the Indonesian government that we have verified businesses in
He said the Chamber is also partnering with the
He said the trade value for the 2021 trade expo was about
The Nigerian Ambassador to
He urged participants that would be attending the forum to take advantage of the summit to transform their businesses while also promoting the good image of credible Nigerian businesses.
The newspaper says that the Managing Director, Gennex Technologies, Mr.
He stated that there is still a lukewarm attitude on the part of investors to invest in the renewable sector, noting that investors believe the renewable business is not a profitable venture.
He stated this on the sidelines of the Gennex Colloquium 2022 in
“A lot of people are not venturing into renewables today because they think it does not work. To me, I believe there is a knowledge gap. In this sector, you do not get your profits as quickly as possible, so, the craze for quick money is a factor,” he said.
He, however, commended the Federal Government’s efforts to bolster the renewable sector, saying that the government has staked a lot in making sure the sector thrives.
“The government has actually introduced a scheme through the ministry of power to attract zero per cent duty on renewable energy materials. There are lots of tax concessions and tax holidays given to operators in this sector,” he added.
Earlier, the Executive Director, Gennex Technologies, Mrs. Toyin Ilo, said the colloquium was founded six years ago with the vision of revolutionising the off-grid solar and renewable energy space in
She added that through its innovative solutions, the company has helped many companies and individuals across
“Our product categories are top of the range in the industry, and by deploying our expert and experienced personnel to cutting-edge projects, our solar installation systems are cost-effective and very durable,” she said.
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