Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar says his response to Nigeria’s power situation has been the most proactive.
The electrical sector. Due to the electric workers’ strike, important power plants were closed on Wednesday. However, workers’ agreement to suspend the strike for two weeks at the request of the federal government resulted in power being restored in 1.
In response to developments, Abubakar said the problem should not have affected every state in the country.Abubakar added that he will remove electricity from the federal government’s exclusive list to prevent such occurrences.
The presidential candidate also indicated that he had no interest in a generation company. “Having carefully monitored developments in the electricity sector over the past 24 hours, I am once again convinced that my solution to the electricity crisis, as outlined in my policy paper My Pact with the Nigerians, remains the most proactive plan I have I can bring Nigeria out of the darkness of 1, he said.
“My approach is to first remove the entire electricity value chain from the exclusive list and give the states the power to generate, transmit and distribute electricity themselves. “A labor dispute with the FG in Abuja should not affect an industry in Lagos, or a factory in Aba in Kano, or even an average Nigerian who just wants to come home, watch the news and sleep under a ceiling fan.
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“Secondly, my policy aims to better coordinate investments across the entire electricity value chain. “Investments in additional generation capacity are worthless without considering the complementary transmission and distribution infrastructure to transport the additional energy.
“Any investment in additional generation capacity would be procured competitively considering a viable mix of renewable (hydro, solar, wind and biofuels) and non-renewable (coal, gas) options for
Third, before additional generation is made, both the Transmission as well as distribution capacity improved with government and private sector support for investment. “In this context, we will encourage private investors to invest in the development of several completely new mini-grid transmission systems to be integrated into the supergrip in the medium to long term, while the FG can focus on policy, regulation and standardization.
“My aspiration to be President is to protect the interests of the average Nigerian under all circumstances and I can say that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in any power generation company, as is publicly disclosed.Atiku’s speech
In March, the National Assembly approved a constitutional reform project that would “allow states to generate, transmit and distribute electricity in areas covered by the national interconnected system.”