MINISTER of Power, Works and
Housing, Babatunde Fashola has
again assured that steady and
uninterrupted power supply
is achievable in the country,
appealing that the media should
support in sensitization on the
need to stop vandalisation and
cutting of gas pipelines as well as
cooperate with the government
by taking ownership of, and
protecting the various power
supply facilities across the
Fashola said government is
ready, willing and has mapped
out its programmes to take the
country to incremental power
from where it intends to move to
steady power and ultimately to
uninterrupted power supply.
According to a statement
issued by Special Adviser to
the Minister, Mr. Hakeem Bello,
said Fashola stated this while
delivering a keynote address at the Nigeria Urban Design Forum
2016 at the LCCI Conference Centre
in Ikeja.
He said the only way government
could realize its programme was if
those involved stopped some of the
practices like cutting gas pipelines
through which gas for the supply of
over 80 percent of electricity to the
whole country goes to the various
gas plants across the nation.
The Minister, who also noted that
23 of the nation’s power plants
are gas powered, and it was also
imperative that all those involved
in vandalism be sensitised on the
evil consequences of their nefarious
act to the economy and the people
of Nigeria in general.
Fashola declared, “We are ready
and willing to supply power but
as I have said before, our power
plants are no different from your
generators at home, if you don’t
have fuel you cannot operate the
power plants. So, as soon as we
restore those gas pipelines, power
will improve”, he assured