Electricity Distribution and Generation companies in Nigeria have asked that comsumers should exercise patience as they tackle low electricity supply.
The companies plea came as they identified weak transmission network as a major hindrance in the attainment of the 10,000 megawatts target which was set by President Muhammadu Buhari to be achieved in 2019.
Addressing news men, the Executive Director, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED),Mr. Sunday Oduntan, the President’s target is achievable, even though it was targeted at the twilight of this administration.
Mr Sunday said “It has nothing to do with the tenure ending in 2019.
“It is the timeline which it can be achieved. It shows that the government will be constructing new transmission and distribution networks. It is about improvement in the value chain.”
“I am not pessimistic about it. We must remember that it was in public hands, now, it is under private hands.
The scenario is different; and the environment is also different. There is determination by the new owners to improve so as have return on investments unlike in the past when vested interests subverted government’s plans to improve the situation.”