Prominent Nigerians, including the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; and the Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Prof. James Momoh, are among the people expected at the formal presentation of Conversation in Electric Utility Engineering, written by elder statesman, Solomon Omorodion Uwaifo.
The book is described as an exposition on the power sector, offering an incisive and well-informed insight into the endemic and debilitating power sector that the country has been grappling with over the years.
A prolific writer and an NLNG joint winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, Uwaifo has over the years written about the power sector, offering the public his vast knowledge of the workings of the industry from his years as a former top-ranked employee of the defunct Electricity Corporation of Nigeria. This time, he has told Nigeria what to do to change the industry and make it better.
The author is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, an Eisenhower Fellow, the Chairman of Hanon Publishers Limited, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Benin Moat Foundation, and former columnist of the Vanguard Newspaper. Some of his books on the power sector include Electric Power Distribution, Planning and Development, and That Nigeria May Survive, a critical look at public utilities in Nigeria.The organisers of the event said in a statement, “This latest book to be presented to the public at MUSON Centre, Onikan on August 2, is Uwaifo’s seminal work, which speaks of his passion and commitment to ensure that Nigeria’s power sector works, and serves as a fulcrum for the industrialisation of the country, as it has been done elsewhere.”