Wednesday, August 17, 2011

President Goodluck Jonathan promises steady power before May 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan has restated his commitment to providing uninterrupted power supply in the country before the exit date of 2015 of his administration.

Jonathan spoke at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Tuesday when the Board of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) visited him.

The president, who restated the importance of a stable power to the development of the country said he was ready to ensure its reality.

"We all know the importance of power. We look forward to a time when Nigerians can enjoy uninterrupted power supply from the beginning to the end of a year and we are working hard to ensure that that objective is attained within the life-span of this administration," Jonathan said.

He charged members of the NDPHC led by its Chairman and Vice President Namadi Sambo, to be committed to the Board's vision as they have been saddled with the duty of ensuring steady power programme for the country through the National Integrated Power Projects works.Responding, Sambo said the NIPP was funded by the three-tiers of government to address the power needs of the country, stressing that "We will work relentlessly to fulfill our mandate on time."

He pledged that all the medium sized gas generating stations, the transmission lines and all other logistics needed to stabilise power supply were put to optimal service for Nigerians in line with the promise to provide stable power in the country.

Present at the meeting were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Governor Gabriel Suswam (Benue); Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta) and Dr. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), while the Ministers of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji, his Petroleum Reources counterpart, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke and that of Justice, Mr. Bello Muhammed Adokie, were also in attendance.

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