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Miffed by the epileptic power supply in the country, the federal government has promised to beef up power supply from the current 4,600 Megawatts to 5,500 Megawatts before the end of December.
The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo who stated this in Abuja also threatened to sanction Distribution Companies that are rejecting electricity load allocations in the country. Apart from excessive billing based on estimate, the companies have technically refused to make available pre-paid meters to ensure that consumers only pay for the services they received.
In what appear to be a direct reply to the critics of the government over the declining power supply, the Minister said the available electricity is insufficient to meet existing power needs
Professor Nebo who spoke at the Government’s Ministerial Platform in Abuja scored the government high in the area of power generation and supply in the country, adding that the target was to hit 20,000 Megawatts by 2019
The Minister expressed worries that some electricity distribution
Companies are finding it difficult to meet customers’ demands following their failure to stock their warehouses with the needed equipment
But a cross section of residents of the federal capital territory who bared their minds on power supply scored the government low. The story is not different in other parts of the country where residents have expressed disappointment that despite various promises by the federal government, electricity has remained unavailable as ever.
The government appealed to Nigerians to be patient as it may take awhile before power gets to everybody in the country.



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