Nigeria needs over one million poles for proper connection of electricity in the country, Dele Arigbede, the chairman of Reinforced Pole Producers Association of Nigeria (RPPAN) has said.
Arigbede, who disclosed this in Lagos, said his association is in partnership talks with the federal government in order to ensure the connectivity. He decried the lack of much-needed investment in the power sector and said it is responsible for the power sector’s poor performance.
He spoke on the future of the power sector post privatisation, saying it depends on what the present government can do regarding power generation. Describing the privatisation process of the power sector as a scam, Arigbede, said: “It is not supposed to be left in the hands of few privileged individuals who do not have the capacity to transform the sector. The exercise was a scam.’’