Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate for 2023, has committed to ending the problem of persistent national grid failure if elected.
Obi’s vow follows yet another failure of the national grid, which he called unsettling.
The former governor of Anambra State remarked that his team has a strategic plan to gradually increase electricity generation and liberalize the nation’s transmission infrastructure.
Obi claims that as of 2023, Nigerians will have access to a sufficient and reliable supply of electricity due to his strategic plan.
Obi posted on Wednesday using his verified Twitter account, “The report of yet another national grid collapse is very disturbing to me, and is a reminder of the long rescue and recovery journey ahead of us. Effective power generation, transmission and distribution remain a national security issue.
“This also places power on the front burner of campaign and policy. Painfully, this latest episode is the 7th national grid collapse in 2022,” he said.
Obi further stated, “As part of the Obi-Datti policy plan, we have put together a strategic plan to progressively scale up power generation, and the liberalization of the transmission infrastructure in the country, to ensure that Nigerians enjoy adequate and stable power supply from 2023 onwards. Power is critical to the development and sustainability of all sectors of the national economy.
“For us, power remains a top priority. Under my watch, national grid collapse will become a matter of history and a reference point for erstwhile administrations. -PO,” he added.