Monday, February 15, 2010

Goodluck Jonathan pledges to resolve power crises

ACTING President Goodluck Jonathan  has said the Federal Government was determined to make electricity available for all Nigerians.

He stated this when he received Mr. Samuel Jonah, Director of Jonah Capital Companies; a pan-African mining investment group, in State House, Abuja.

Dr. Jonathan affirmed that improved power supply will fast-track wealth creation for the citizenry and assured that Government is working round the clock to address the sector.

He noted that Government is aware of the yearnings of Nigerians for improved power supply and expressed Government's resolve to alleviate the strains being experienced by small and medium scale enterprises with regards to adequate power supply. "The power sector will be addressed and Government is totally committed on this," he stated.

The Acting President welcomed initiatives towards exploring alternative sources of electricity generation, saying "we will encourage what is best for the country".

Earlier, Jonah, who is also a distinguished member of the Honourary International Investors Council (HIIC), congratulated the Acting President on his assumption of office. He said his company is ready to partner with Government on coal exploration as an alternative energy source to boost electricity generation in the country. He said discussions are ongoing with the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development on the best way forward in this regard.


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