Governor slams NIPP, BPE over unsustainable power supply

Isola Moses

Against the backdrop of unceasing power outages across Nigeria in general and in his state in particular, Governor (Engr.) Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has blamed industrial and economic development of the country on near absence of power supply.

Governor Sule has challenged the authorities concerned to develop synergy to take the nation out of the inadequate power supply.

Vanguard report says the governor, an engineer from the business sector who understands the critical rule of electricity generation, transmission and distribution play in the industrial and economic growth, said no nation could drive development without adequate power supply.

The governor, who spoke when he visited the NIPP, BPE and TCN respectively, in Abuja, regretted the inability of the authorities concerned to address the inconsistent power supply in view of the huge financial investment in the power sector of the years.

He solicited the prompt completion of the step-down substation at Akurba, in Lafia, and explained that the visit was necessitated by the promise earlier made while on an inspection visit to Akurba Electricity Substation in Lafia.

“My visit to NIPP, BPE and TCN in Abuja was to seek an agreement on responsive and innovative solutions that will provide quick, efficient and better energy output for people of Nasarawa State,” Sule said.

He revealed that he is insisting on “time-bound” contractual agreements, because unless a timeline is set and strictly adhered to by all parties concerned to address the power supply problem in Nasarawa State, his administration will be handicapped in actualising its core objectives to generate employment and industrialise the state.

The move to meet BPE, NIPP and TCN, in Abuja, is to bring to an end the epileptic and inadequate power supply in Nasarawa State,” he added.

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