Sunday, 20 October 2013

Electricity Supply Will Reasonably Stabilise Before June 2014 – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that electricity supply will reasonably stabilise before the middle of next year. Jonathan also urged workers of recently privatised PHCN to shelve their plan to go on strike on the grounds of non-payment of their entitlements, as he said efforts were on to pay them.

The president said this while commissioning the National Integrated Power Project NIPP 500MW Omotosho Phase II power station in Okitipupa council area of Ondo State.

Jonathan said Nigerians should appreciate the efforts of his administration in transforming the power sector.

“I am not saying that electricity supply will be total but I want to assure that light will be reasonably stabilised before the middle of next year,” the President promised.

He stated that by the time his administration is through with transformation in the power sector, the results will be likened to the reforms in the banking and telecommunication sectors.

The President pointed out that all the ten NIPP which will add 4700MW to the national grid, will be completed by the end of first quarter of next year and be privatised.

He commended Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko, traditional rulers, and youths in the community for their supportive role in the realisation of the project.

Speaking earlier, Mimiko said the project will only have meaningful impact when transmission projects are completed.

According to Mimiko, the state will soon complete and invite the President to come and commission a 30MW power station in Omotosho which was initiated by his administration.

Commending the untiring efforts of Jonathan in transforming infrastructure in the country, Mimiko noted that posterity will judge him positively.

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