The Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman has expressed his commitment toward addressing the challenges in the power sector in Nigeria.
Mamman, an engineer, said this on assumption of office on Thursday in Abuja.
The Minister of State Power, Mr Goddy Jedi-Agba also assumed duty alongside Mamman.
“I need not remind you of the challenges ahead of us as a ministry at this crucial level of our socio-political development as a nation.
“You may agree that power is not only the central nervous system but also the indispensable vehicle for the delivery of all government policies as they relate to the social, economic and industrial development of any country.
“I am not unaware of the fact that the quest for an effective and efficient power sector in our nation has been unending pain to Nigerians.
“You may also agree that the issues arising from our action and inaction as a ministry have remained on the front burners of the country’s endless and boring discourse on our failure as a nation,” he said.
According to him, there is no reason why we cannot change this despicable and miserable narrative.
“This is what Nigerians expect from us as we begin this new journey. We must therefore brace up to face this challenge.
“But I can assure you of my diligence and sense of commitment. I intend to apply myself totally to this assignment in order to justify the confidence of my President.
“And by extension all Nigerians that have entrusted me this rare opportunity,” he said.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Louis Edozien pledged the support and commitment of the staff to ensure that they succeed in their assigned task.