Electricity supply will improve within 6 months, says Power Minister

Solomon Ezeme

 

The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, has assured Nigerians of improvement in the nation’s power supply within the next six (6) months.

Speaking on current power situation during his inspection of the Kudenda Power Plant, kaduna in company of the State Governor, Nasir El Rufai, Aliyu promised that his Ministry would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the power situation in the country improves to pave way for the needed growth in the nation’s economy.

He admitted that though the power situation was still poor, there had been relative stability in power supply in the country , adding that the government would do more to help bring stability to power sector.

He further stated on Wednesday that the Federal Ministry of Power has been able to reduce cases of system collapse to the barest minimum in 2021, noting that there has been relative stability in power supply.

While stating that Nigeria has maintained about 5,000MW (megawatts) of generated electricity for long time, he explained that the stability being enjoyed in electricity supply today is due to investments in the power sector, adding that there will be more stability in power supply within the next 6 months based on the level of investment recorded so far.

“Everyone that talks will say we have 5,000MW for a long time. But if you are not making investments, it will be going down.

“And that’s what causes all these system collapses that we do have, which is about 15 to 17 per year. But in 2021, we have only 2 system collapses.

“That shows that we are moving there. Now we have stability and we will start to see the increase.

“I assure you that very soon, within the next six months, you will see the electricity of this country increasing,” he said.

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