Government promises Nigerians 24-hour electricity at Yuletide

Alexander Davis

The Federal Government of Nigeria has assured Nigerians of 24-hour supply of electricity all through the Christmastime in the country.

Mr. Goddy Jedy-Agba, Minister of State for Power, December 17, 2019, assured of the Government’s decision to support 24 hours’ power supply to the citizenry and businesses.

Agency report states Jedy-Agba gave the assurance when he paid an on-the-spot-assessment visit to the Azura Power Plant in Edo State.

The Minister, who disclosed that the country’s power situation has improved tremendously than they met it, said he would personally be on duty during the Yuletide to ensure that those saddled with the responsibility of generating and distributing power are up to their responsibilities.

“Power for me is stabilising,” he declared, adding, “I am sure we will do better. Government, Discos and all the stakeholders in the power sector are putting heads together to ensure that.

“Christmas, Nigerians will have light all through. I will be on duty on Christmas day, and you can see me going round all the power plants.

“Even on Christmas day, I will go out to visit the power plants. I assure you there will be power,” he said.

Despite Jedy-Agba’s assurance, Mr. Edu Okeke, Managing Director, Azura Power Plant, lamented that inadequate remittance of funds by Discos as one of the major challenges confronting the power sector in Nigeria.

The Minister, on the occasion, extolled Okeke for living up to his billing. Azura is a pride of the nation, and that he is proud to be a part of the project, he stated.

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