Lagos State residents now enjoy 18-hours of uninterrupted electricity supply, the Director-General of Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr. Benjamin Dikki, has said.
Dikki, who stated this when members of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture visited his office in Abuja, revealed that privatisation of electricity in the country had started yielding results.
He added that electricity supply in Lagos and other parts of the country would have improved significantly but for the shortage of gas supply.
Dikki, in a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs, Mr. Chigbo Anichebe, said the new owners of power stations had invested heavily to upgrade infrastructure and other requirements to give Nigerians uninterrupted power supply “but the impediment is steady gas supply”.
While appealing to Nigerians to be patient with the new owners of the power assets, the DG said government was doing everything possible to resolve the gas challenge.
He said, “BPE does not embark on propaganda to beat its chest but take advantage of platforms provided by credible organisations like ABUCCIMA to showcase the bureau’s achievements”.