Minister Fashola promises increased power supply soonest
Speaking at an event in Lagos recently, Fashola said that every megawatt of electricity supply is harnessed and made available to the people in more quantity.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has assured the populace of an increased power supply.
According to a report by Punch Newspaper, Fashola noted that with the new roadmap designed by his ministry, the assurance is guaranteed.
Speaking at an event in Lagos recently, Fashola said that every megawatt of electricity supply is harnessed and made available to the people in more quantity
In his words, “I believe we must depart from the routes we had previously travelled if we must overcome the electricity challenge and I am optimistic that we can.
‘In charting the roadmap for change, I am of the view that we must first tell ourselves what is wrong. The simplest way I can put it is to say that we do not have enough power.
‘Since 1950 when the Electricity Corporation of Nigeria, the predecessor of National Electric Power Authority and Power Holding Company of Nigeria, was created, the maximum energy we have generated stands at 5,074 MW, which was achieved in February 2016 this year. This is not enough to power a country whose population is in the hundreds of millions and is still growing,’ he said.
However, Fashola said for the incremental power supply to work, every wrong which had been done in the power sector before his appointment had to be corrected.