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Poor electricity supply will soon be over – Minister

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has urged Nigerians to be patient with the current power situation, promising to find a solution to it.

Speaking during a forum of Commissioners of Energy in Nigeria, Adelabu said efforts are being put in place to address the challenges in the sector.

“Nigerians should be patient as irregular power supply would soon be a thing of the past in the country. We are poised to address the root cause of the electricity challenge. We have done enough diagnostics, we know the cause of the problem, we are now in the implementation stage. We have realised that in the past, temporary solutions were applied to the challenges without dealing with the root cause,” he said.

In a statement by his media aide, Bolaji Tunji, the minister also encouraged state governments to take advantage of the new Electricity Act to get involved in providing electricity in their states.

He added that the government has acquired about 10 mobile power substations that could be moved to places where there are challenges or disruptions due to faults on the substation.

“You can always call on me to intervene, I will stand by you and I know once the states start to perform and take up further responsibilities, it means I have also performed.

Adelabu drew attention to Abia State where Geometrics Power Limited has established a 188 megawatts power generating plant supplying power to about seven to eight local government areas in the state.

Earlier, the chairman of the forum who is also the Commissioner of Power and Energy, Cross River State, Eka Williams, re-affirmed unflinching support towards the outstanding visions, ideas and the electricity reforms of the federal government.

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