President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigerians from all parts of the country continue to report better power supply and less use of generators.
He says his administration is committed to lawful interventions to ensure that the operators of the power distribution business live up to expectations.
The President stated this when he addressed the nation in a broadcast to mark the 19th year of Nigeria’s nascent democracy and the third anniversary of his administration in Abuja on Tuesday.
The president, who noted an impressive improvement in power generation and distribution in the past three years, however, charged the operators in the sector to enhance their services, especially in the areas of distribution capacity, service delivery, collection efficiency, and metering to eliminate contentious estimated billing.
“In the area of power generation, Nigerians from all parts of the country continue to report better power supply and less use of generators.
“This underscores the effectiveness of the methodical plan to deliver incremental and uninterrupted power supply to our homes, markets, offices and factories.
“The country achieved 5, 222.3 MW representing the highest peak of power generated onto the national grid and delivered to customers in December, 2017.
“With new facilities, repairs and rehabilitations by Government and private investors, generation capability now exceeds 7,500 MW,’’ he said.
On the transportation Sector, the President observed that the sector had continued to undergo a series of reforms in order to sustain the international best practices and ensure safety and security.
According to him, the nation’s major airports have witnessed reconstruction of runways, installation of navigational equipment and new international terminals.