The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr Oby Ezekwesili has said uninterrupted power supply in the country is possible in the country and that if elected president in his first four years, her government is capable of ensuring it is down
Ezekwesili in a statement said stable electricity supply would aid business growth in Nigeria
She said, “From 1999 to date, all the projections made by successive governments to grow the supply of electricity to Nigerians, to either 6,000MW, 10,000MW or 20,000MW, have not been realised. The citizens’ desire and willingness to pay an appropriate price of electricity consumed is seen in generators of all shapes and sizes and how much they pay to operate and service these machines.
“The low power availability from the national grid has meant that corporate entities have to divert a large number of funds from their core product areas of focus to this critical area of the reliable power supply. The price of this is paid in not being a competitive and great loss of production capacities, which further impoverishes the populace.
“Our vision is to provide sustainable, affordable and uninterrupted electricity supply to all Nigerian towns and villages, starting with Nigerian cities. Our vision is to ensure that the Nigerian electricity supply industry becomes fully functional, vibrant and employs hundreds of thousands of young Nigerians, in both the on-grid and off-grid segments.”
The former Minister of Education said the challenges causing underperformance in the power sector would be addressed when she emerged as President.