Wednesday, 3 August 2016

We Are Working to Stabilise Power Situation - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration is working round the clock to stabilise the epileptic power situation in the country.

He gave this assurance at a joint press conference with the visiting president of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe at the presidential villa, Abuja.

According to Buhari ,the resources and technology to improve the power situation are available while reaffirming the commitment of his administration to realising the objective.

He said: "They say seeing is believing. You can see the efforts private investors are making. We are also building pipelines but it is not as formidable as what Dangote is doing. We are improving on it. We also have the NLNG that is helping is to liquefy the gas and then turn it into gas with modern technology and modern technology is making it flexible.

"And if you will recall, I made mention of President of Benin. We have power problem and Benin has power problem because they depend on us and we are working very hard to stabilise the situation. The resources are available, the technology is available we are trying to stabilise the situation.

"If we improve power which means our productivity can be competitive and God willing, we are going to achieve our objectives."

President Buhari also disclosed that he discussed the unfortunate incidents in South Sudan and Burundi with the Togolese President. He lamented that it is an agonising situation as several citizens are living under primitive conditions.

"We hope at the AU meeting, we will be able to stabilise the situation in South Sudan and Burundi with the efforts being made."

On his part, Gnassingbe also invited President Buhari to attend the maritime summit holding in Togo in October this year.