Sahara Power Group Backs Light Up Nigeria Energy Conference

Lagos – The Sahara Power Group will join other power sector thought leaders to address the industry’s challenges and opportunities at the 2018 edition of Light Up Nigeria Energy Conference.

The conference scheduled to hold on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, would focus on ‘Repositioning the Energy Sector for Growth’ and would attract experts across various sub-sectors to share insights on unlocking opportunities for growth in the sector.

An affiliate of Sahara Group, a leading international energy conglomerate, the Sahara Power Group is one the largest private power businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Its operating entities include, First Independent Power Limits, FIPL; Egbin Power Plc, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest privately owned thermal power generation plant and Ikeja Electric Plc, Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company.

Speaking ahead of the conference, Mr. Tonye Cole, the Chairperson and Co-Founder, Sahara Group, explained that the Group’s partnership with Brandzone LLC, was a reflection of its concerted collaboration with stakeholders in the power value chain, in its bid to significantly contribute to the transformation of the sector for the benefit of all Nigerians.

He said: “We are delighted to partner with Light Up Nigeria in a dual capacity. Sahara is not just a corporate player in most of the concerned sub-sectors, we also have a social purpose to fulfil by leading the movement to ‘Light up Nigeria’ and the wider sub-Saharan African region. I fully anticipate contributing to and learning from the conversation.”

He reiterated the need for the energy sector to position itself to play a more dominant role as a development and growth catalyst for the economy, while expressing optimism that the 2018 conference would definitely offer valuable insights in addressing the challenges, reveal more opportunities and innovative approach to achieving efficiency in the sector.

Mr. Kola Adesina, Group Managing Director of Sahara Power lamented  that Nigeria had Africa’s largest natural gas reserves, but still disabled from generating power at even a third of capacity.

He also pointed out that it further gives the industry stakeholders the opportunity to proffer solutions both as corporates and concerned citizens.

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Author: Mohammed Shosanya