On Monday, Nigerian President, President Muhammadu Buhari, confirmed that before the end of his tenure, his administration will see to the steady power supply.
While speaking at the National Economic Council Retreat holding at the Presidential Banquet Hall, Abuja, Buhari revealed that an additional 10,000 megawatts, will be provided, adding that 2000 of the 10,000 megawatts will be provided to the national grid this year.
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Nigerians’ favourite talking point and butt of jokes is the power situation in our country. But, it is no longer a laughing matter.
We must and by the grace of God we will put things right.
In the three years left for this administration we have given ourselves the target of 10,000 megawatts distributable power.
In 2016 alone, we intend to add 2,000 megawatts to the national grid.
In our determination to change we must and will, Insha Allah, put a stop to power shortages.
The President, also stated that no improvement has been recorded since the power sector was privatized but stated that the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) must ensure that consumers get value for money.
He maintained that the companies must also address the problem of high electricity bills in spite constant power cuts.