President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday assured that Nigeria is working round the clock to resolve the epileptic power situation in the country.
The president lamented that the problem is also affecting other neighboring countries that are dependent on Nigeria for their power supply.
President Buhari spoke while receiving the Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja earlier today.
He said: “They say seeing is believing, you can see the efforts private investors are making. We are also building pipelines but it is not as formidable as what Dangote is doing, we are improving on it. We also have the LNG that is helping us to liquidify the gas and then turn it into gas with modern technology and modern technology is making it flexible.
“And if you will recall, I made mention to President of Benin, We have power problem and Benin has power problem because they depend on us and we are working very hard to stabilize the situation. The resources are available, the technology is available we are trying to stabilize the situation.
“If we improve power which means our productivity can be competitive and God’s willing we are going to achieve our objectives”.
The Nigerian leader said he also discussed the unfortunate incidents in South Sudan and Burundi with the visiting Togolese President during the closed door meeting.
“It is an agonising situation, several citizens are living under primitive conditions, we hope at the AU meeting we will be able to stabilise the situation in South Sudan and Burundi with the efforts being made”, he said.
President Gnassingbe said that he was impressed by the Dangote investment, which brought him to Lagos State.
He said: “Because we have been talking of Socio-economic integration and promoting trade among African countries. If you want to promote trade you have investors that are very competitive and will contribute to reduce import from non-African countries.
He also said was in Abuja to personally invite President Buhari for the maritime summit billed for Togo on the 15th of October, 2016.