President Muhammadu Buhari says the problem of Nigeria’s power sector was more in the transmission than generation. Whatever the issues are, however, Buhari pledged his administration’s readiness to rectify the problem to realize steady power supply in the country.
Speaking after taking briefing of the activities of the sector by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Ambassador Godknows Igali, in his office, Buhari noted that the realisation of steady power supply will launch the country into faster socioeconomic development.
“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. We will address all these issues,” the President assured.
Speaking earlier, Ambassador Igali told the President that power generation in Nigeria which was 1,750 MW in 1999, has improved at 4,600 MW. This could further increase to 5,500 MW in a short time, but the country needs to expand its electricity infrastructure to accommodate additional power generation.