Tinubu govt vows to improve power supply amid planned tariff hike

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The government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu says it would improve power supply across the country amid a planned electricity tariff hike on July 1.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Mr Temitope Fashedemi, disclosed this on Thursday.

According to a statement by the Ministry’s spokesperson, Ms Chinwe Udouwem, Fashedemi made the declaration when the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Energy, Ms Olu Verheijen, visited the Ministry.

“We are hopeful that you will identify some of the issues confronting the sector as technical directors and heads of agencies under the ministry brief you on ongoing or concluding projects,” Fashedemi said.

In her remarks, Verheijen said the power sector was critical to the growth and productivity of nations.

She noted that reforms in the power sector over the years would bring about the much-desired positive impact.

She stressed the need for synergy between stakeholders in the power sector and a holistic approach to achieving a lasting solution.

“We must create an enabling environment that allows the private sector to grow and arrive at affordable electricity tariffs for households, the major electricity consumers,” she said.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the country’s power supply increased to 5852-gigawatt hours in the First Quarter of 2023.

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