Irregular Power Supply not my fault ― Fashola
The Minister of Power, Housing and Works, Babatunde Fashola said he will
continue to intervene in the irregular power supply issues Nigerians are
complaining about but it is not his job to oversee power supply.
He said this while inaugurating the Commissioners of Nigerian Electrical
Regulatory Commission, (NERC), in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Minister said NERC is responsible for regulating power supply and his
ministry is only responsible in ensuring that the key players in the power
sector are doing their job.
He also appealed to the people vandalising gas pipelines to stop
because it keeps the Country from benefiting 3,000 Mega Watts which will
go a long way in solving electricity problem in addition to the 3,500 Mega
Watts on ground.
Fashola said if gas pipelines vandalisation is stopped, Nigeria will be
able to generate 6,500 Mega Watts per day and this will help counter the
epileptic electrical supply the Country has been experiencing.
The former governor said everybody is suffering but vandalising gas pipelines
will only intensify the suffering of Nigerians because Nigerians are the
one suffering the consequences and not the Government.
Fashola also said now that NERC has been constituted, those who are
interested in generating all forms of power supply should forward their
proposal to the Commission and copy his Ministry so that they can
intervene when there are issues.
The Commissioners of NERC inaugurated by the Minister are: Sanusi Garba
which will act as the Chairman of the Commission while other members
include; Musiliu Olalekan Oseni , Dafe C. Akpeneye, Okafor Frank Nwoye,
Nathan Rogers Shatti and Moses Arigu .
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