The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola
has insisted that Nigerians have been enjoying constant power supply
under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
While speaking during the April 2018 edition of the monthly power
sector operators’ meeting in Umuahia, Abia state, the minister noted
that Nigerians had been spending less money on alternative power
sources, such as fuel for generators, because the country’s power
situation had improved.
According Fashola, well-meaning Nigerians were aware of the
improvement, noting that the government was doing its best to work
harder for them and improve service delivery.
He said, “We are on a journey to a destination of promise and
eventual prosperity and I use this occasion to salute the efforts and
contributions of all those who have brought us this far.
“Even if those who were most vocal in condemnation when the situation
appeared very dire are now uttering some muted acknowledgment that it
has improved, we must continue to draw inspiration from well-meaning and
right thinking Nigerians who were gracious enough to publicly
acknowledge that: they are saving some money from diesel they used to
spend for generators; they are running their generators for fewer hours;
and they are getting comparably more power than before.
“It is because of those gracious and well-meaning and right thinking
Nigerians that we must dig deeper, work harder and be more determined to
improve service delivery.”