President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Friday, vowed to fulfil his campaign promises of ensuring uninterrupted power supply across the country.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser to the President, Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale the president expressed readiness to tackle all obstacles militating against stable electricity supply in Nigeria.
According to Ajuri, Tinubu spoke at the ground breaking ceremony of the new 350MW Gwagwalada Independent Thermal Power Plant (Phase 1) in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja.
The president, according to the statement, stated that his administration would bring solutions to the multifarious challenges facing the electric power sector value chain.
Tinubu affirmed that improved energy generation and distribution is an imperative for development and national growth.
He urged the NNPC and its partners to deliver the landmark project within the promised three-year completion timeline, insisting that, “three years must be three years.”
“Although the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) is currently characterised by huge supply-gap deficits owing to dilapidated power infrastructure and poor distributions networks, amongst others, this administration is poised to address every power value chain challenge that will significantly relieve the suppressed demand, enhance generation, and improve national peak growth & sustainability far above the hitherto abysmal and unacceptable 5,300MW for over 200 million Nigerians,” the President declared.