Adelabu pinpoints power sector problems, as he, LAUTECH don, others bag LAGSOBA awards

Image caption: Adebayo Adelabu

Adelabu pinpoints power sector problems, as he, LAUTECH don, others bag LAGSOBA awards



Minister for Power Chief Adebayo Adelabu has revealed the problems besetting the Nigerian power sector assuring solutions are being proffered.


Chief Adelabu who was governorship candidate of the Accord Party for Oyo state in the last general elections and who recently was received amid pomp and pageantry into his former party All Progressives Congress, APC, made this revelation during the reunion party of the 1982/1987 set of Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan, of which he is immediate past Chairman, which held Saturday at Bayseone Brick House Hotel, Samomda area, Ibadan.


The power minister who was honoured along with others for their accomplishments disclosed the problems of the three phases of the Nigerian power sector had been diagnosed viz generation phase, transmission phase and distribution phase.

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“All the three phases have peculiar problems but have been diagnosed. We are tackling the problems in phases,” assuring Nigerians would enjoy improved electricity supply.


Admitting the power sector is challenging but that he preferred such complex sector he said it was one of the reasons President Bola Tinubu appointed him as power minister.


“President Tinubu affirmed he won’t give Bayo the work he would be doing from his bedroom but a herculean one like the power,” Adelabu popularly called Penkelemesi after his illustrious grandfather late Adegoke Adelabu recalled, while giving further assurance, “Very soon the problem of the power sector shall be summounted.”


Other members of Lagelu Grammar School Old Boys Association, LAGSOBA (1987 class) conferred with Awards of Excellence in Career are Akinwale Oyeleye, a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso (immediate past vice chairman of the body); Akinyele Akinboro, also a Computer Scientist based in USA;; Dr Lekan Oguntade, Director of the Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research; Alhaji Ganiyu Bello, a seasoned Administrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN); Adekunle Adebisi a seasoned Administrator and Fellow of Association of National Accountants, ANAN; Engr Ayodeji Adeleke, Head of Civil Engineering Shell Oil Company; Engr Seun Omotoso, a Canada based Metallurgical Engineer; and Tunde Akinola a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Prof Akin Oyeleye, honoured

Prof Akin Oyeleye, honoured

Those in the category of Award of Service Recognition are Sir (Col) Adebola Ogunsanwo; Olayinka Brimoh, a Financial and Management Consultant based in Canada; Kehinde Kilanko, a Broadcast Systems Engineer based in USA; and Pastor Funso Ojo, also a Financial and Management Consultant


The luncheon also featured the investiture of Oba Dr Olubayo Adesola Windapo Alara of Ara Kingdom, also an alumnus (1979) of the prestigious school as the Set’s Patron/Role Model.


In his address Chairman of the Set, Ibukun Ogunniran urged members to continue to allow peace, love and unity reign in their midst, saying he planned to leave a good legacy of achievements.

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