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Fashola Explains How Electricity Issues Will Be Tackled

The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola says the federal government is concluding plans on sustainable power development and supply strategy to tackle the power challenges facing the country.

He said government will not continue relying only on gas to provide power to Nigerians.

The ministry accused the Niger Delta militants of being responsible for the drop in power supply in the country.

Fashola was speaking on the challenges facing the sector at an inaugural town hall forum on Thursday.

He said, “Thinking is what the Kukah Centre brings, and thinking through about the apparent solution brings out a better solution.

“The optimum power we have produced in 66 years is 5,074 megawatts and that happened on February 2, 2016. It is clear that 5,000 megawatts of power is not enough for the country and that is why our first step is getting more power and that is the method of incremental power as the first phase.

“Second phase is steady power and it means everybody gets enough power, and whether we get enough power or not, we need data and census, which is necessary in order to know what power each household needs.

“The third phase, uninterrupted power, is how we can use energy, being energy conscious we are, energy conserving we are and our lifestyle towards energy matters.”