"I'm Working To Give Nigerians 24-hour Electricity" - President Bola Tinubu

Date: 25-11-2023 2:43 pm (3 months ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 25-11-2023 02:43 PM (3 months ago)

President Bola Tinubu said he's deployed strategies to effectively address recurring challenges in the nation's power sector, assuring Nigerians that the plans are on course.

Speaking through the Minister of Power, Bayo Adelabu, at the first Annual Socio-Economic Summit organised by Jericho Business Club in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Friday, November 24, 2023, Tinubu said Nigerians will soon enjoy stable and affordable electricity.

While acknowledging the people’s sufferings due to epileptic power supply, the President reiterated that his agenda to provide 24-hour electricity for Nigerians is still on course and intact.

“Arrangements have been concretised to explore a bottom-up, workable plan capable of giving Nigerians and the economic industry a regular and affordable supply of electricity,” Tinubu said.

Reflecting on previous endeavours to resolve the power sector challenges, the minister noted that past governments have tried to solve the hydra-headed monster but ineffective measures and plans rendered their policies useless.

“Our mandate is to ensure that we do what we are supposed to do for steady and effective electricity supply. The problems with the power sector are numerous. The Generating Sector has its own problem, the Electricity Distribution Companies have their own challenges and the consumers are also facing problems, I mean the households.

“What we have done is to identify these challenges and map out strategies for enduring and workable solutions. For example, with the customers, we have a huge metre gap because a lot of households and businesses have no metre. Without metre, you cannot bill, sustain and collect revenues. We are trying to reduce the metre gap to ensure that every household or business has a metre.

“We are also working on stronger and effective legislation to ensure that all theft and vandalisation of power assets by anybody becomes a thing of the past. When you destroy the transmission lines and power cables, you will quickly face the wrath of laws. We want to fast track trials of power thieves and vandals to urgently serve as deterrent to others criminals.

“We should be conscious of the fact that if we destroy or vandalise power assets, we are not hurting the government, but hurting ourselves. That is one of the reasons why we don’t have regular supply of electricity.

“Our electricity distribution companies have to sit up. DISCOs must invest in improving the infrastructures for distribution. That is what they signed at the point of privatisation. They must work on improving infrastructures of distribution.

“We, as government, are doing our best to revive the national grid, expand, strengthen and stabilise our power generation capacity so that we will not be experiencing incessant collapse of the national grid. Beyond all these, we are also trying to adopt renewable energy to make sure that we have alternative sources of power.

“The Federal Government is exploring solar system in the northern part of the country where we have a very good sun, capable of aiding power generation and small hydro plants from our dams in the South West and Middle Belt. We are also going to utilise coastal cities such as Lagos, Warri, Calabar, Yenagoa, Benin and others.

“We are exploring the use of wind mills to ensure that we generate power. This will compliment the hydro power plants we have in Kanji, Jebba, Shiroro and Zungeru today. It will also boost those gas power thermal plants in the Niger Delta area. In no time, energy poverty will be a thing of the past. Every household and business will have unfettered access to regular and affordable power supply. That is the mandate we have,”

Posted: at 25-11-2023 02:43 PM (3 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- Benti247 at 25-11-2023 05:09 PM (3 months ago)
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- Ashilex at 25-11-2023 06:01 PM (3 months ago)
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