President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reiterated his commitment to fulfilling his campaign pledge of achieving uninterrupted electricity supply across Nigeria.
In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the President expressed his determination to address all obstacles hindering stable power distribution in the country.
Tinubu’s remarks came during the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the new 350MW Gwagwalada Independent Thermal Power Plant in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
He emphasized that his administration is dedicated to providing solutions to the various challenges plaguing the entire electric power sector.
Highlighting the significance of improved energy generation and distribution, Tinubu stressed that these factors are vital for national development and growth.
He called upon the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its partners to ensure the completion of the ambitious project within the stipulated three-year timeframe, asserting, “Three years should truly mean three years.”
Addressing the current gaps in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) caused by outdated power infrastructure and inadequate distribution networks, the President declared his administration’s commitment to tackling these issues head-on.
He expressed his determination to alleviate the pent-up demand, enhance power generation, and elevate the national peak growth and sustainability beyond the previously insufficient 5,300MW, which is far from meeting the needs of over 200 million Nigerians.