By Chris Ebong
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said that the 10,000 megawatts target given by the Muhammadu Buhari administration to enhance electricity supply in the country will be achieved by the end of 2019.
Fashola who stated this while speaking as a guest on a television show, said: “Sometimes when we sustain energy over 4,000 or 5,000 the feedback I get suggests to me that if we added a little more, we might as well be getting a little closer, but we must continue to work harder.”
According to him, the administration inherited 2,690 megawatts on the grid when it came into power on May 29, 2015, while the amount increased to 4,014 megawatts as at May 29, 2017. He explained that by February 2016 the megawatts increased to 5,074 only for it to drop to the level it is now due to attacks on the pipelines.
“We have had 16 consecutive attacks on the pipeline since we grew to 5,074 megawatts,” the minister said.