The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloma Mukhtar says there is need for all relevant stakeholders to join forces to tackle the perennial problem of power outages in Nigeria.
She made the remark in Calabar, while declaring open the Second Seminar for Judges on regulation in the power sector, with the theme: The Role of the Judiciary in enforcing compliance in the electricity power sector.
Justice Mukhtar urged the judiciary to join forces with the Federal Government in its determination to find a lasting solution to the epileptic power supply through the ongoing power sector reforms.
The CJN, who was represented by the Chief Judge of Cross River State, Justice Dorathy Nyamba noted that if the relevant Stakeholders key into the sector reforms, Nigerians will soon begin to enjoy the benefits.
She urged the participants to come out with workable solutions to the problems in the power sector.
Justice Mukhtar said “the seminar would help in the research and the development of the power sector reforms and enhance the work of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC”.
Earlier, Minister of Power, Professor Bart Nnaji said “the role of the judiciary in enforcing compliance in the power sector reform is crucial to the overall objectives of the Federal Government transformation agenda and appealed to the participants to collaborate with NERC to achieve the objectives of the programme”.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Power, Mr. Patrick Ikhariale, who decried the situation where Nigerians have to own generating sets to access electric power, said “power outage is one of the greatest challenges faced by Nigerians”.