By Ben Agande, Abuja
President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the epileptic power supply in the country would soon come to an end.
He stated this in Lagos while commissioning the 220 megawatts rehabilitated gas turbine at Egbin power station.
According to the president, his administration’s power sector reforms has started yielding the desired results, noting that since he launched the power sector roadmap in Lagos five years ago, the sector has witnessed remarkable progress with several moribund power stations and plants being rehabilitated while others are having their capacities boosted. The President expressed excitement that with the recent rehabilitation of the Egbin Power Plant, the station can now contribute 1,320 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.
“Very soon, the problem of epileptic power supply will be history in this country. We shall be out of darkness. With the progress we have made, there will be no going back, we must stabilize power in the country”, he stated.
“With this rehabilitation, the station has been restored to its full capacity of1,320 megawatts for the first time in the history of the facility.
“Since we launched the roadmap in 2006, I have been encouraged by the progress we have made. And this is part of our transformational efforts in the power sector”.