- Jamilu Gwamna, MD of Kano Distribution Company of Nigeria, commended the federal government for improvement in power generation
- Gwamna said power generation is at its all-time best due to the government's effort
- The KEDCO boss said the improvement is sustained, there will be a positive growth in the industrialisation and manufacturing sectors
Dr Jamilu Gwamna, the managing director, Kano Distribution Company of Nigeria (KEDCO), has commended the federal government for improving in power generation in the country.
Gwamna gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Monday, March 11.
The KEDCO boss said power generation was at its all-time best due to such effort.
He said that if what was being generated was exhaustively distributed, power supply would improve greatly across the country.
Gwamna noted that there was deliberate effort by the present administration in the country to improve power generation since its inception in 2015, a move he noted had yielded fruit in 1,000MW yearly.
He noted that for Nigeria to develop its industrial and manufacturing sectors to achieve economic diversification in the country and reduce unemployment, electricity must be improved and sustained.
“For the first time, we are having our generated power at an all-time best. What is being generated today has never been generated before in this country. This is commendable.
“If what is now being generated is successfully distributed to every household in the country, there will be improved power supply across the country.
“There has been conscious effort by the federal government to improve the power sector, knowing full well that it holds the key to our economic diversification plan and reduction in youth unemployment.
“We know of on-going efforts by the World Bank and the federal government to ensure enough investment in downstream (distribution), network stability and provision of more transformers to address the lingering crisis in the power sector.
“Yearly, 1000MW is being added to the national grid and if government sustains that, then our industrialisation and improvement of the manufacturing sector will be on course,’’ he said.
The managing director appealed for more investment in transmission to ensure exhaustive distribution of power generated,to meet the purpose of its generation.
He called on electricity consumers to always pay their bills to keep the distribution companies in business, adding that DisCos must make consumer satisfaction their priority.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to ensure the recovery of the $16 billion allegedly wasted on the power sector during the reign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), particularly under the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
President Buhari said this at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Tuesday, February 16.
The president vowed to go after the people who mismanaged the money meant for the development of the power sector.
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