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NERC issues licence for Embedded Generation ...Gov. Isa Yuguda commends NERC

26.03.14 - 13

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Wednesday, 26th March, 2014 hosted  the Governor of Bauchi State, His Excellency Mallam Isa Yuguda on the occasion of the issuance of an embedded generation license to the Bauchi State Government.

The issuance of this license follows the application submitted to the Commission by the Yankari Power Company Limited on March 8th, 2012.


In his welcome remarks, the Chairman/CEO of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi, lauded the achievement of the Bauchi State government through the power company, stating that embedded generation is the immediate future of the Nigerian electricity industry and argued that this is a project that should be emulated and executed by others.

‘’We present this project as a model to other state governors. We have certified all environmental issues on the project. We feel happy about it. It is the vision of the industry to generate sufficient power for all’’ he said.

The license certificate was officially signed by the Managing Director of the company, Yankari Power Company, Dr. Mohammed Ajiya,  and  handed over to the Governor of Bauchi State, who urged other state governors  to adopt embedded  power generation and invest in power infrastructure for the development of the people.

He stated that, “This strategy you (NERC) have adopted is the best thing that has happened to Nigeria” and further stated that, “We will support the federal government  in generating enough power in the shortest time”.

He lauded the regulatory work of the Commission and stated that he was happy to preside over the first state adopting embedded generation.

He commended the staff of the Commission for the excellent and professional work they are doing to ensure that Nigerians have stable and reliable power supply.

Dr. Usman Abba Arabi - Head, Public Affairs Department