President Muhammadu Buhari gave a presidential order to the Ministry of Power and other relevant agencies to ensure that Nigerians have access to affordable electricity. The President gave the order on Thursday while speaking at the inauguration of the Maiduguri Emergency Power Project. It was constructed by Nigeria’s National Petroleum Company(NNPC) to supply 50 megawatts of electricity to Maiduguri and its environs. He admonished other agencies like the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and Transmission Company of Nigeria to collaborate with NNPC Ltd. The aim is to ensure that millions of Nigerians access affordable electricity in the short term.
The president expressed full confidence in the abilities of the NNPC. He stated that the undaunting spirit of the new NNPC would continue to engender affordable energy for all Nigerians. He claimed this won’t be just for the immediate, but for the years ahead.
Buhari described the power project as another testament to achieving a stable, uninterrupted power supply aimed at improving the economy and lives of Nigerians.
Furthermore, the president said his administration has worked hard to fulfil the promise of tackling the nation’s electricity challenges and has succeeded in laying the foundation for a strong, prosperous country through the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
He noted that a key execution priority of the ERGP was to ensure national energy sufficiency for Nigerians.
According to him;
”The Maiduguri Emergency Power Project is part of an incremental 4,000MW of power generating assets that this administration embarked upon to improve national power supply and stimulate economic growth.
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