Senator Tasks Buhari On Electricity Supply, Hails EEDC
SENATOR representing Enugu East on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the National Assembly, Gilbert Nnaji, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to distance himself from the forces that almost sabotaged the good intentions of his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan in the power sector, “in order not to repeat the same mistakes made by the last administration.”
Nnaji also hailed the readiness of President Buhari to consolidate on Jonathan’s policies in several sectors, especially the energy, which, he said, was an indication that the perennial problem of epileptic electricity supply in the country would soon end.
The two-term senator told journalists in Enugu, yesterday, that Nigerians had started reaping the benefits of the extensive work done in the power sector by the immediate past government.
Nnaji, former chairman, Senate Committee on Communications, noted that electricity supply in the South East has greatly improved and the development would positively impact on businesses.
Applauding the efforts of the chairman, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Sir Emeka Ofor, for improving the power situation in the zone, the senator said: “For us in the South East, electricity supply used to be a major issue. It involved so much and had cost us so much economically, and because the PDP government privatized the sector, we are witnessing improved electricity supply in some parts of the country. I commend the EEDC for plugging into the opportunity and using it to transform electricity supply and distribution in the zone.”
Restating the contributions of the former president, the senator insisted that “Jonathan started very well, though he didn’t achieve what he intended to achieve before he left, but the transformation agenda is still going. And it is comforting that the present administration will link into it.
“Electricity supply is more stable in Enugu than in Abuja. In the last two weeks since we went on recess, I have been in Enugu and I can say that electricity supply has been stable.”
“Unlike in Abuja, especially at Apo legislative quarters, we don’t have electricity supply for 24 hours in a day. The EEDC has done very well. If you have transformer problem, they replace it without much fuss,” he added.