The Presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has promised Nigerians of development in the power sector if she wins the 2019 election.
Promising uninterrupted power supply in a press statement released on Sunday, Ezekwesili said that the electricity industry would be developed to employ more youths.
Ezekwesili noted that previous and present governments have not fulfilled their promise to improve on the critical sector .
“From 1999 till date, all the projections made by successive governments to grow the supply of electricity to Nigerians, to either 6,000MW, 10,000MW or 20,000MW, have not been met.
“The Nigerian citizens’ desire and willingness to pay an appropriate price of electricity
consumed is seen in the great demand for generators of all shapes and sizes, and how much they pay to operate and service these machines.
“The low power availability from the National Grid has meant that corporate entities have to divert large amount of funds from their core productive areas of focus to this critical area of reliable power supply.
“Our vision is to provide sustainable, affordable and uninterrupted electricity supply to all Nigerian towns and villages, starting with Nigerian cities,” she said.
Ezekwesili also noted that her plan for improved electricity supply will hell industries grow and improve on job creation.
“This electricity will be aimed at facilitating and growing business, commercial and industrial activities, in a drive to create jobs and increase productivity. Nigeria’s per capita electricity consumption is among the lowest in the world and far lower than many other African countries,” she said.