- Senator Shehu Sani of the People's Redemption Party has reacted to the claim made by the minister of power, housing and works
- Fashola says some states in Nigeria now enjoy almost 24-hour electricity supply
- Sani, who is representing Kaduna Central at the Senate, took to Twitter to name states enjoying 24-hour electricity supply
The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district at the Senate, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the claim by the minister of power, housing and works, Babatunde Fashola, that some states in Nigeria now enjoy almost 24-hour electricity supply.
Legit.ng gathers that Fashola, who made the claim on Wednesday, March 27, stated that the increase in transmission capacity was responsible for the increase in electricity supply.
In his reaction to the claim on Wednesday, March 27, Senator Sani said the states that now enjoy 24-hour electricity supply include Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, Mars Saturn and Neptune.
See his tweet below:
Legit.ng previously reported that the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated that “almost 24 hours” of electricity supply is now being enjoyed by some states in the country.
The minister made the claim on Wednesday, March 27.
According to Fashola, the increase in transmission capacity is responsible for the increase in electricity supply.
He, however, pointed out that the major challenge in making power available all the time had been the distribution networks; even as he said transmission grew with about 8,100 watts as of December 2018.
He said: “Sitting down here, I can tell you some states that have almost 24 hours – Kebbi, Yobe. Some have five, some have 10 and there are still outages.
“The generation capacity is also increasing. It is a value chain where the distribution is not matching up the available power and from time to time, there are slacks.
“The short term goals are incremental power and stable supply in some places.”
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Fashola further disclosed that the federal government was ready to invest N72 billion to install transformers and expand electricity distribution.
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