The Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, has inaugurated the Project Management Office (PMO) under the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), with a call on members to discharge their duties efficiently.
Mr Mathew Osumanyi Danasabe, the ministry’s Senior Information Officer, Press and Public Relations, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Aliyu, during the inauguration said that PMO members were carefully selected based on competence and technical background.
He said that the PPI was the initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari which culminated to a signed agreement with a German technology Firm, Siemens, under the former German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.
The minister said that the project, aimed at providing power to Nigeria’sx electricity supply industry, was in three phases of 7,000 MW, 11,000MW and 25,000MW, under the Federal Government initiative to supply reliable power to the national grid.
He noted that the composition of PMO members included, three independent experts, to be supported by nominees of statutory agencies whose competence had been proven as being able to run the project.
He promised to support the PMO as the chairman of the Technical and Regulatory Board of the PPI.
The PMO Head, Mr Mustafa Shehu, thanked the minister for the trust reposed on him and other members to serve the country.
Shehu assured the minister that the PMO members would work as a team to achieve the mandate of taking the power sector to greater height.