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Westside Supplies pledges support to solving Nigeria’s power problems

Westside supplies Nigeria Limited has pledged its readiness to support and enhance Federal Government’s quest of steady power supply in the country through  partnership with Nordex S.P.A industries; Italian based manufacturers of industrial light fittings.

Speaking at a reception held in honour of the Nordex team on a familiarisation tour to Nigeria in Lagos, Mr Moini Behrouz, Managing Director of Nordex Italy expressed appreciation at the warm welcome accorded his team since their arrival in Nigeria.

“We are happy at the invitation to explore the rich and vast virgin infrastructural opportunities that exist in Nigeria’s electrical market. We look forward to providing Nigerians with high quality Nordex industrial, residential and infrastructural lighting equipments through our Nigerian partner, Westside supplies Nigeria Limited.

Mr Frank Ukpabi, chief executive officer, Westside Supplies Limited recounted the challenges facing the country’s power with respect to the use of sub-standard electrical and lighting fittings and reiterated the company’s readiness to contribute its quota to achieving the much-desired steady power supply.

“The Federal Government of Nigeria has shown ita commitment to tackle the challenges in the power sector with the recent unveiling of a 24 hours power plan.

We realise that the challenges in the power sector are so enormous that they require the full commitment of government, as well as corporate organisations, if we are to achieve regular power supply.

To this end, we have partnered with Nordex in order to provide high quality light fittings which can withstand steady power supply”, he said.

He attributed regular fire outbreaks and collapse of electrical equipment to the high level of sub-standard products available in the open market in Nigeria and said that meaningful achievement can only be made in this area if we address the issue of sub-standard electrical products in view of the steady power supply that will soon be achieved in Nigeria via government deregulation policy in the power sector.


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