By Titilope Temitope
LAGOS State Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola has lamented over the poor state of the country’s power sector adding that industries which used to function in the early 70s and 80s were no longer in operation due to epileptic power supply.
He expressed this view recently while addressing participants at this year ‘s h annual Gospel concert tagged : The Experience. Which was held at the Tafawa Balewa’s square in Lagos.
According to him,” As Nigerians we need to pray for the improvement of the power sector so that the country will experience economic growth and stability. Government needs to look into the power reform Act so as to make sure that Nigerians benefit from the reforms because a country where the sector is in a bad condition can not develop.”
The governor further explained it is only through improvement in the country’s power sector that the country can attain industrialization.
In a speech that was read on his behalf at the occasion, President Goodluck Jonathan asked Nigerians to pray for the country ahead of the 2011 general elections.
He said, “ I wished to be part of this event but due to my schedule i couldn’t. let us all pray for the country ahead of the 2011 general elections so that all votes will count.”
During the concert, invited ministers of the Gospel also asked participants to pray so that there will be an improvement in the power sector in Nigeria . Organisers of the event also prayed that God should touch the hearts of workers in the various agencies in Nigeria so that they can perform their duties.
Gospel musicians such as Don Moen , Judy Jacob, Fred Harrmond, Sammy Okposo, Mike Aremu and a host of others were there to perform at the event whose presence touched the lives of participants.
Attendance at the conference was well over 50,000 people who came for the concert to pray for the nation to move forward in all aspect.