My Top Priority Is Still Power, Says Peter Obi
Power continues to be a primary concern for Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s candidate for President in the 2023 election.
In response to the news that Nigeria’s power national grid had fallen once more, making it the seventh time this year, Obi declared that under his leadership, national grid collapse will pass into history and serve as a benchmark for previous administrations.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Obi said, “The report of yet another national grid collapse is very disturbing to me, and is a reminder of the long rescue and recovery journey ahead of us. Effective power generation, transmission, and distribution remain a national security issue.
“This also places power on the front burner of campaign and policy. Painfully, this latest episode is the 7th national grid collapse in 2022. As part of the Obi-Datti policy plan, we have put together a strategic plan to progressively scale up power generation, and the liberalization of the transmission infrastructure in the country, to ensure that Nigerians enjoy adequate and stable power supply from 2023 onwards. Power is critical to the development and sustainability of all sectors of the national economy.
“For us, power remains a top priority. Under my watch, national grid collapse will become a matter of history and a reference point for erstwhile administrations.
Recall that the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) reported the collapse of the national grid.
“The system collapsed at about 10:55 am today, 26 September 2022, causing the outage currently being experienced. We appeal for your understanding as all stakeholders are working hard to restore normal supply,” the company said.