Don’t Expect Magical Electricity Supply, New Power Minister to Nigerians

Don’t Expect Magical Electricity Supply, New Power Minister to Nigerians

  • The new minister of power, Abubakar Aliyu has resumed official duties at the federal ministry of power in Abuja
  • Aliyu on Monday, September 6, stated that he is not a magician, but was sent to the ministry to add value to what is being done
  • The 55-year-old engineer replaced Saleh Mamman who was relieved of his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari

Abuja - Nigeria's new minister of power, Engineer Abubakar D. Aliyu on Monday, September 6, told Nigerians that he is not a magician as he is in the electricity sector to add value to what is being done, The Guardian reports.

Recall that Sale Mamman, who previously occupied the position was relieved of his duties by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, September 1.

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Abubakar Aliyu, new minister of power
Abubakar Aliyu, the new minister of power, says he is not coming to perform magic in the electricity sector. Photo credit: @hmsfmwhnig
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Aliyu who made the disclosure while resuming his official duties in Abuja, noted that citizens should not expect magic in the provision of adequate power supply.

The 55-year-old who is taking over from Mamman as the minister of power said he is not coming to perform magic in the sector, The Cable added.

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Aliyu charged heads of parastatals and agencies to translate their titles into providing constant electricity supply for Nigerians.

The new power minister went on to urge the ministry staff to be dedicated to the task ahead, stressing that he was sent to improve power generation, transmission, and distribution.

Former minister Mamman says he was aware of his sack before the announcement had previously reported that Sale Mamman, the sacked former minister of power reacted amid speculations that he landed in the hospital after he received the news of his sack.

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It was reported that Mamman explained his absence after he was dropped from the federal cabinet as he admitted that he had been ill, and was receiving treatment.

According to him, Buhari informed him of his decision to relieve him of his duties as a minister over the phone.

Mamman says he remains loyal to Buhari

Meanwhile, Mamman said that his removal would not stop his support for President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.

He made the declaration on Thursday, September 2, in a statement, a day after he was relieved of his duty as a minister by the president.

Despite the development, Mamman said he remained committed to the agenda of President Buhari for Nigeria.


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