Report from Ministry of Power, Abuja.
Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo has said that continuing with President Goodluck Jonathan’s policies on power reform and the need to get rid of the sector’s menace of vandalism are issues critical to Nigeria’s quest for stable power supply.
Nebo stated that Nigerians would have enjoyed much more stable power supply, if the activities of vandals blowing up pipelines had not increased in recent times. The Minister decried the situation which he said had become a trend for a long time now. He however, said the Federal Government was taking measures which include installing electronic gadgets to track down the unwholesome elements at the point of perpetrating their illicit acts.
The Minister added his voice to call Nigerians to make the choice of staying on course by giving the President maximum support in this regards or rubbish the gains already recorded.
Nebo observed that lack of adequate planning expected to evolve sound working policies by previous administrations brought about setbacks which culminated in the slow movement in the nations generating capacity.
While recalling how President Goodluck Jonathan-led government increased the country’s generating capacity to over 4500mw in few years, he stressed that introduction of renewable energy especially Solar Power system has lightened up some rural communities with a calculated plan to connect the rest within the shortest possible time.
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