The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said the problem facing the power sector is man-made and he is determined to ensure that the sector works to the point where Nigeria has uninterrupted electricity supply.
He said, his blue-print is in three phases of power-generation, steady supply of power and uninterrupted power supply.
According to him, “We had an issue some time ago during an electrification project, we got to this expanse of land and we were told that the land where we need to lay electricity cable belongs to the spirit, the indigenes of that area scared the contractors away by invoking curse on the project. I was briefed about this and we entered negotiation with them, you won’t believe this, by the time we finished the negotiation, the ‘spirits’ collected money and we were able to continue with our project.
“Another instance was where we had a telecommunication mast obstructing electrification of a village, the former regime and the telecommunication company were exchanging letters, all I did was call Otunba Mike Adenuga and the mast was removed in a week.