The leaders of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East have reaffirmed that the target of 10,000 megawatts of electricity set by President Muhammadu Buhari is feasible.
The president had while declaring open the National Economic Council retreat in the State House, Abuja on Monday, said that his administration had set a target of 10,000 megawatts of electricity over the next three years.
The APC spokesman in the region, Osita Okechukwu, while reacting to the president’s remarks, lauded Mr. Buhari’s commitment to improve Nigeria’s power supply situation, which has defied previous administrations.
Mr. Okechukwu told State House correspondents yesterday at the end of the NEC retreat: “We appreciate Mr.
President’s total commitment to put full stop to the butt of jokes and laughing stock Nigerians make over incessant power cuts, high electricity bills, obsolete power equipment and failure of the electricity privatization exercise.
“It is our candid view that the target is achievable. For instance, given federal, state and local support and baring bureaucratic bottleneck, our study shows that the South East zone alone can generate 3,000 Mega Watts within the stipulated timeline set by Mr. President”.
“In sum, we maintain that the 10,000MW of electricity target is achievable, not only because of the political will of President Buhari, but because of the abundance of natural resources”, Okechukwu said in a statement.