Olalere Odusote – state commissioner for energy & mineral resources – stated that the Lagos State Energy Master Plan has been recently revealed and is meant to create a stable investment environment as well as expand on renewable energy policies.
Odusote was speaking at a Lagos State Electricity Board (LSEB), management retreat, held at Lilly Gate Hotel Lekki. Here he stated that the system-wide considerations regarding the security of supply and energy access are possible through the firm energy policy.
He said that the Lagos administration is committed to building effective networks among key stakeholders to promote the energy sector and balance environmental, economic, and social priorities.
The commissioner reiterated that it is important to invest in energy generation methods to improve efficiency in local industries. However, she stressed that participants must be focused on key energy-related methodologies to increase the delivery of sustainable energy.
Olusola Shasore – the permanent secretary to the ministry energy and mineral resource – said in her goodwill message that the retreat was about continuing the culture breaking boundaries and delivering strong results in the state government’s quest to make Lagos 21st century. It is one of the pillars under the THEMES Agenda.
She also stated that the management retreat, which was intended to increase the ability of managers to effectively support the industry’s future and current challenges, was appropriate
“Given how the energy sector is changing and evolving constantly, organisations must be able to comprehend complex regulatory regimes. It’s clear that mainstreaming of energy policies within SDGs represents a new undertaking for every progressive government,” she said.
The PS stated that in order for future energy infrastructure to meet economic needs and protect the environment, the administration was establishing a well-designed and managed energy generation system and distribution system that will serve all segments of society.
Mukhtaar Trijani, LSEB’s general manager, stated that due to the skilled nature of the industry, it is important that government continue to invest in building a workforce with the technical expertise needed for sustainable outcomes.
He said that with an increasing population and consequently growing in medicine, agriculture, education and business, there has been a greater demand for energy. Renewable energy must be included in this mix.
“Driving sustainable and effective energy towards ensuring efficient, service delivery in compliance with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda”, this retreat will focus on developing people with essential skills for achieving the strategic goals of the energy ecosystem.
He explained how the Sustainable Development Goals have seen energy be recognized as a key enabler in development. Universal access to renewable energy and significant improvements in efficiency are now top priorities for sustainable development.
“As with every industry, new technology, techniques, or better practices are continually being developed. Governments need to be flexible to these changes. It is essential to develop enough scope to reach society with energy related technologies.
The GM aso mentioned that increasing energy production has been one priority of the government in recent times.
He said that “Currently the State is transforming and reforming the energy sector to meet the ever increasing demand of our times, especially moving towards the generation of clean forms to make energy reliable.
He said that the retreat will discuss systemic approaches to energy transition, and how we can improve our technical as well as behavioural tendencies within the workplace.
This retreat is a clear indication of the board’s trust in your ability and value to help us achieve our strategic goals.