In what has become a routine with the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari to flip flop on policies, he has declared that contrary to campaign promise by his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), to generate 20, 000 megawatts of electricity in the next three years, Buhari said they would generate only 10,000 megawatts.
The president made this known at the opening ceremony of the National Economic Council (NEC) retreat on Monday in Abuja.
While acknowledging that the power situation in the country is no longer a laughing matter, he promised to put things right to achieve the 10, 000 megawatts.
“Nigerians’ favourite talking point and butt of jokes is the power situation in our country. But, ladies and gentlemen, it is no longer a laughing matter.
“We must and by the grace of God we will put things right. In the three years left for this administration we have given ourselves the target of ten thousand megawatts distributable power.
“In 2016 alone, we intend to add two thousand megawatts to the national grid. This sector has been privatised but has yet to show any improvement in the quality of service.”
The APC had during the general elections campaign promised to deliver 40,000 megawatts of electricity within four to eight years.
“The APC government shall vigorously pursue the expansion of electricity generation and distribution of up to 40,000 megawatts in four to eight years,” the party said.