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Stable Electricity in Nigeria before 2015 – Goodluck Jonathan

By on August 17, 2011

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has assured that his administration would do all that it could to ensure that the country attained uninterrupted power supply in Nigeria before the end of its tenure in 2015.

He made the declaration on Tuesday in the State House, Abuja during an audience with members of the board of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company led by Vice-President Namadi Sambo.

Jonathan said that the Federal Government was constantly mindful of the critical importance of steady power supply for national development, and would, therefore, do everything possible to ensure that all its plans and projects to guarantee stable power supply were successfully implemented.

According to him, “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.”

The president urged members of the board and  themanagement of the  company to ensure that the company, which was established to oversee the implementation of National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) funded by the three tiers of government in the country, contributes very effectively to meeting the country’s power supply needs.

In his remarks, Vice- President Sambo assured the president that the company would deliver all the medium-size gas-fired NIPP power generating stations, as well as associated transmission projects on schedule to ensure that the administration’s promise of steady power supply was fulfilled.