Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, has told Nigerians that it is really not the federal government’s problem if power supply remains poor across the nation.
According to Punch newspaper, Fashola made the declaration at the Nextier Power Dialogue on the night of Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
Power supply remains poor across Nigeria and load shedding is commonplace. On November 9, the nation’s power plants generated a miserable 3,762.60MW, down from 3,913.60MW attained on November 8.
Total output stood at 3,903.50MW on Monday, November 12, according to data from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator.
Fashola reportedly told his listeners that since the power sector has been privatized, Nigerians should be channeling their outrage to the private investors who acquired power assets in the preceding dispensation. He added that his role as power minister is to fashion out policies and ensure that these policies are implemented.
‘If you don’t have power, that’s not the government’s problem’