Minister of Power, Alhaji Saleh Mamman has talked about how determined the Federal Government is to tackle Nigeria`s power challenges.
Alhaji Saleh revealed this recently in a community in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
He had his say at the commissioning of a 47.5 solar energy system at the Doka Rural Hospital while charging members of the community to protect the facility.
According to him, the project was specifically unique since it was started under the technical assistance program via the Nigerian solar programme.
He feels distribution is still the problem and the FG is working on resolving it.
His words, “In this case, the Department for International Development (DFID) partnered with Kaduna state government to develop this project, providing reliable electricity supply.
“This will improve the lives of the people through improved health care, education, water and job creation.
“Our being here today, reflects a deliberate demonstration of the importance both the state and Federal Government attached to the provision of electricity in remote and underserved communities across the country.”
“Our grid power generation capacity today is over 7,500 MW, the transmission capacity has also improved to 7,000MW.
“This development is responsible for the improvement in power supply witnessed by customers all over the country recently.
“Distribution remains the weak link within our system and is receiving the desired attention at optimising her operations for the good of all.
“It is my believe that with these efforts, we will soon address the problems of power supply to our teeming population, creating new economic and social development for our people.”