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Buhari Says He Will Give Possible Attention To Boost Power Supply

Channels Television  
Updated August 12, 2015

Muhammadu-Buhari-Obama-visitPresident Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will give possible attention to boosting power supply.

Speaking after being briefed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Godknows Igali, on Wednesday, the President said his administration has already identified the critical problems in Nigeria’s power sector and was taking appropriate actions to address them.

President Buhari said that his administration had also prioritized certain measures in its action plan to boost electricity supply.

“The problems besetting our power sector are not difficult to identify. Therefore, priorities can be easily set in order to tackle them.

“The problems are more with transmission than generation and we equally need to secure the power infrastructure round the country”, he said.

He, however, said that he is convinced that steady electricity would launch the country into faster socio-economic development.

Mr Igali had told the President that power generation in the country was 1,750 MW in 1999 and now peaked at 4,600 MW.

He added that gas was available to take power generation to 5,500 MW in a short time but the country needs to expand its electricity infrastructure to accommodate additional power generation.