Epileptic power supply across major part of the nation has been an issue of national concern. several groups, bodies, institutions and organizations have in time past called on the relevant authorities in tackling this issue. The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing have been relentless in assuring Nigerians of improved power supply across the country in the nearest future. The President of the country, Mohammadu Buhari, further reiterated the presidency’s unquenchable desire to improve the power sector in his New Year speech at state house on January 1st 2018.
In this regard, The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria, a Non Governmental Organisation, has appealed to the Federal Government to work towards ending erratic electricity supply in the country in 2018. The National Coordinator of the group, Alhaji Ibrahim made this appeal yesterday in Abuja. Abdullahi further explained that enhanced electricity supply would boost the economy, help revive moribund industries and eventually force down prices of goods and services.The statement issued reads;
“For the administration to enjoy the continuous support of the people, regular supply of electricity must be put on the front-burner this year. It is not yet ‘cheering news’ that the nation now generates 7500 megawatts, but it is cheering when we are able to supply the product consistently for domestic and industrial use,” Abdullahi said.
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The group’s coordinator also called on the government to create more jobs so as to reduce security challenges in the country. The Coordinator noted the present administration should be generally concerned in improving the living standards of its citizenry in 2018. He also advised that the government should involve “more experts” to help shore up the value of the national currency and stabilise the economy to “guarantee a sustained stronger naira value” for Nigeria to make progress.