Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says a few cities in Nigeria would now be able to flaunt steady power supply.
"You can't have stable power supply everywhere. Is it everywhere you go you have telecommunications service? That's why people carry many phones around" – Raji Fashola
Justifying failure with another failure.
— Turaki of Ilorin (@McDivad) March 27, 2019
He said this on the Sunrise Daily program of Channels Television on Wednesday.
“Sitting down here I can tell you some states that have almost 24 hours – Kebbi, Yobe. Some have five, some have 10 and there are still outages,” he said.
This man has gone mad, anybody still taking this man serious, the person is mad also. How can a minister spew nonsense? No speed limit in Germany, how many have died? Fashola you are a big goat.
— Augustine Okoloise (@AustinOkoloise) March 21, 2019
He said the steady power supply in certain states is because of the expansion in the transmission limit.
The transmission limit has developed, he stated, adding that the figure was about 8,100 watts as at December 2018.
I've been in an auto-accident and I've stayed with hundreds of vehicular accident victims. The story are usually almost the same. Reckless driving. Mad drivers, bastard drivers! Govt should fix roads & stop dodging blames. Fashola is right but shouldn't have been him saying that
— The Dámilọ́lá Akínsànyà ?? (@damiakinsanya) March 21, 2019
“The generation capacity is also increasing,” he said.
“It is a value chain where the distribution is not matching up the available power and from time to time, there are slacks,” Mr Fashola said.
He said the Ministry of Power has moved forward but needs to implement the short term goals it set.
“The short term goals are incremental power and stable supply in some places,” he said.
“The government has decided that as 40 per cent holder of everything in the distribution of power, we have our programme to invest N72 billion which will involve installing transformers and all of that,” he said.
“We created a metre access provider regulation. What it does is to create a new plan of investment programme. We manufacture, produce, supply and install metres and fill the gap the distribution companies cannot raise capital to fill. They cannot do so alone, they must do so under a procurement policy with the distribution company,” he said.
The minister said the federal government will solve the problems of poor power supply in the country and will also keep informing citizens on the watts being consumed in the country.
“We are applying many solutions at the same time. So when we were talking about how much megawatts is being used, we have created a new page which will bring solution,” he said.
Mr Fashola as of late sparked outrage by saying the federal government ought not be accused for poor power supply across the nation over.
The minister said representatives working in the segment ought to be accused for the poor condition of power supply to Nigerians.
He contended that since the area has been privatized, it was not the Nigerian government’s blame if residents neglect to appreciate stable power supply
The Minister also denied that he once said a serious government would fix power sector challenges within a half year. He challenged anybody to create any video where he made such a remark.