President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Power and other relevant agencies to collaborate with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to ensure that millions of Nigerians access affordable electricity in the short term.
President Buhari gave the directive while inaugurating the Maiduguri Emergency Power Project (MEPP).
President Buhari described the feat as another testament towards achieving a stable, uninterrupted power supply, aimed at improving the economy and lives of Nigerians.
Oyo News reports that the gas plant was constructed by NNPC Limited to supply 50 megawatts (Mw) of electricity to Maiduguri and its environs.
According to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the president also expressed confidence that the undaunting spirit of the New NNPC Ltd would continue to engender affordable energy for all Nigerians, not just for the immediate, but for the years ahead.
He, however, described the feat achieved with the power project as another testament towards achieving a stable, uninterrupted power supply, aimed at improving the economy and lives of Nigerians.
Speaking at the occasion, Buhari said his administration has worked hard to fulfill the promise of tackling the nation’s electricity challenges and has succeeded in laying the foundation for a strong, prosperous country through the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
He noted that a key execution priority of the ERGP is ensuring national energy sufficiency for Nigerians.