Don Blames Poor Distribution System For Nigeria's Epileptic Electricity Supply - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Don Blames Poor Distribution System For Nigeria's Epileptic Electricity Supply

A Professor of Power System Engineering at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Isaiah Adejumobi has blamed the epileptic electricity supply in Nigeria on poor distribution system.

He asked the Federal Government to focus more on the distribution channels of electricity towards ensuring the humans development and socio-economic growth of the country.

Prof. Adejumobi was speaking on Wednesday while delivering the University's 64th Inaugural Lecture titled "Electricity, Man and Development: The Complexity of the Distribution System Management in a Power Network,"on its main campus at Alabata in Abeokuta , the Ogun State capital

Prof. Adejumobi identified the need for researchers, electricity distribution companies and the government to synergise towards provide the masses with uninterrupted power supply.

He called for the provision of new and modern equipments as well as replacement of dilapidated infrastructure in the distribution network.

The 64th Inaugural Lecturer called for the establishment of Distributed Generations at various locations within the urban centre.

He argued that this will incorporate the use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar that will go a long way in stabilising the distribution system in the country. 

Prof. Adejumobi maintained that authorities managing the distribution system should show keen interest in preventive maintenance rather than corrective maintenance.

He stressed that government, relevant stakeholders and consumers should provide adequate funding for upgrading, maintenance and operation of distribution systems in Nigeria. 

The highly disturbed Professor, stressed the need to provide adequate incentives  for both technical and non-technical personnel in the distribution industry.

The Professor of Power System Engineering said state-of-the-art planning and forecasting tools should be developed for a sound and reliable power distribution network operation and management.

He stated that day-to-day data recording of system operational activities and maintenance is very essential. 

"The electricity supply system in Nigeria is in a dilapidated state and the electric energy being produced is a far cry below electric power demands for domestic, commercial and industrial uses in Nigeria" he said. 

Prof. Adejumobi reiterated that optimising the management performance of the power distribution system, which is a major link between the electricity supply system and consumers of electric energy, will go along way in proffering solutions to the problem of erratic power being experienced in Nigeria.

Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Kolawole Salako speaking with newsmen on the sideline of the inaugural lecture, revealed that FUNAAB was at the advance stage of its solar energy generation project as alternative power supply to the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC)

He lauded Prof.Adejumobi for Findings and recommendations to ensure stable power supply in the country, described him as a great asset to the university and Nigeria at large 

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