Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has expressed optimism that President Barack Obama’s signing into law “The electricity for Africa act 2015” was the best thing to happen to the African continent.
“It’s a positive step to light up the continent and accelerate economic activities.The act will help people in rural and urban Africa to have access to electric power and improve on the quality of life and standard of living.
“The electricity for Africa act 2015 when faithfully implemented will surely assist African Governments to provide power related social services in cities and remote areas of the continent.
“Electricity generation and supply has been a big challenge to most African countries for decades. African Governments have been overwhelmed.Outages affects lives and paralyses businesses and perpetuates underdevelopment.
“Africa cannot develop itself nor reach an industrial status as long as it’s power sector remains in its epileptic status.We must move away from been a continent of imported Generators. Its time to leap away from darkness to a brighter future where electricity is accessible and affordable to the masses of our people.”
“Electricity for Africa act must be mindful of this, stressing, over $20 Billion dollars was wasted in our country within a period of 13 years and it only led us into a bottomless ditch of darkness,” Sani said.