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Fashola ‘There’s not enough electricity for all Nigerians,’ Minister says

Fashola made the admission on Monday, April 25, 2016, during the first Federal Government Town Hall meeting in Lagos.

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has said that there’s not enough power in the country to go round for the use of all Nigerians.

Fashola made the admission on Monday, April 25, 2016, during the first Federal Government Town Hall meeting in Lagos.

“I acknowledge that we are in a result-driven business and perhaps today results are measured by ‘in my ministry, how many roads have been finished? How much power do you have, how much housing can you get?’ Those results are not yet delivered but I assure you they will be delivered,” he said according to Channels TV.

“Some results are becoming evident to us in government and they may seem intangible to those outside government and I understand that. They are results of clearly understanding why we are where we are. Should we continue to do what was done in the past if it hasn’t solved the problem?

“ECN, the precursor to NEPA and PHCN was inaugurated by ordinance in 1950; that’s 66 years. So why hasn’t the problem been solved in 66 years? Why did we inherit it? So I am looking at some of the things that have been done well and some that could have been done better but I will summarise the power issue simply in one word.

“There is not enough power. 5,000 megawatts for 170million people is just not enough. The solution is delivering more power on an incremental and sustained basis,” he added.

The meeting was also attended by Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah and Minister for Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi.

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