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Power generation now 4,500 MW – Jonathan

By on December 26, 2012

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that there has been a significant improvement in the nations power sector.

This is contained in his message posted on his Facebook wall on Christmas day.

The president also said that he has directed that “roads should be worked on” to enable his friends and loved ones travel safely for the holidays.

Below is the statement.

Dear friends,

I want to seize this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a merry Christmas and a happy New Year in advance.

I feel the pains of Nigerians and that is why this yuletide period I have personally instructed that our roads should be worked on to enable you and your loved ones travel safely for the holidays knowing that this season brings with it the highest volume of traveler traffic of the year.

This administration also made sure that most of our airports received a facelift with the terminals rehabilitated and the runways upgraded.

Not done, we ensured that for the first time in decades, the cross country services (Lagos to Kano with stops in cities along the route) of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) were revived just prior to the holidays to provide Nigerian masses with an inexpensive alternative to road and air transportation.

Nigerians traveled on these coaches which took them from Lagos to Kano beginning on Friday the 21st of December, 2012 at a very affordable rate of 1,500 Naira, with stops at many cities along the route.

This administration also took steps to increase power generation by remaining true to the Timelines of the Roadmap to Power Sector Reforms which has seen history made on Friday the 21st of December 2012, when Nigeria’s power generation hit an all time high of just over 4,500 MW which I know is still not good enough, but which nevertheless is an improvement of what we met on ground to the end that as many Nigerians as possible can celebrate the holidays with power in our homes and communities.

I reaffirm to you that, God willing, Nigeria will witness a better year in the coming year.

Once again, on behalf of my family and I and the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, wishes every Nigerian a very Merry Christmas and a most prosperous and Happy New Year. GEJ

One Comment

  1. sampson umah

    December 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Where is d light to show for it,we did our xmas without light.during the time of prof.Nnaji there was an improved and stable power supply in d country .today what we have is an improve megawatt and no light to show for it,even after d increase in tariff.Nigerians no who is fooling who.thanks