9 November 2012

Nigerian Manufacturers Urged to Develop Own Energy

Kano — The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has advised its members to stop expecting energy from the national grid but should device means of developing their own energy sources, former national president of the association, Bashir Borodo, has said.

Speaking yesterday at the joint AGM and conference of the Kano State chapter of the association, Borodo said manufacturers have for a very long time been complaining about energy and the problem has persisted.

He said if some other private companies could develop their own source of energy, nothing stopped the manufacturers from developing their own.

"Think of a way of getting your own energy. If others from the same private sector would develop their own energy, nothing will stop you from doing the same. It is high time you stopped relying on the national grid for your energy," he said.

The former MAN boss further observed that apart from the problem of power, transportation remained another challenge in the country, saying "everywhere in the world, the railway system has remained a major means of transportation. For the past 15 years, the rail line has been dead and without it, there cannot be competition."

He further underscored the importance of collaboration between the public and private sector, saying the public-private dichotomy would not augur well for the economic development of the country.

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