The Presidential Task Force on Power was set up by the immediate past president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, to drive the implementation of the roadmap on power.
The approach to improve power by the Federal Government to dissolve the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP) is a serious ailment to cause anxiety to the nation’s power sector as reported by Nigeria today.
Nigerians are so far not convinced that successive governments in the country, including the present one, have exhibited the determination and sincerity of purpose required to tackle the challenge of power.
The spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Timothy Oyedeji, confirmed recently the winding up of the task force.
The national grid was recently reported to have collapsed at a time. Electricity supply to the nation have remained below 3000 megawatts for several months.
President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly assured Nigerians that the country will be able to generate10,000mw of electricity within the next three years.
At the height of the energy crisis a few weeks ago, about 18 of the nation’s 23 power generation plants were reportedly either broken down or lacked vital gas for effective operations.
The expectation of the public after three years of formal privatisation of the power sector and the takeover of the power plants by Generation Companies (GENCOS) and Distribution Companies (DISCOS), there ought to be a remarkable improvement in power supply across the country.