Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has made a promise to develop a road map for peace and development in the country’s oil producing states. The Minister Of Power, Works And Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has attributed Nigeria’s recent fall in power generation, on acts of vandalism on the gas pipelines at the Ihovbor Power Plant in Edo state. The minister stated this during an examination of the 14 km Benin-Lokoja road project at the Aduwawa axis in Benin City, the Edo state capital.
“There is about 3,000 mw of power that is not available because of vandalisation, that is not helpful to the country.
“If we add that 3,000 mw to the 4,000mw we have, then we get to 7,000 mw- that is the kind of progress needed,” he stated.
He has also said the nation’s current power generation will rise to 6,000 megawatts if the damaged oil pipelines in the Niger delta are restored. He made this known while speaking at the monthly Power Sector and Stakeholders Meeting which took place at the Olorunsogo injection sub-station of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IEDC).
The Niger Delta Avengers have claimed responsibility for actions of vandalism on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta region, gradually dipping the nation’s oil production which had hit 2.4 million barrels per day in the post-amnesty era. This is why the acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has assured the Niger Delta region of the Federal Government’s readiness to genuinely draw a roadmap, that will lead to the peace and development of oil producing states.