I’ll Ensure 20,000MW Power Supply – Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said that his administration will ensure that Nigerians get 20,000MW of power supply.

The former governor of Anambra State said the problem facing the power sector are those in charge who aren’t implementing the right intervention.

Obi said this on Channels Television’s The People’s Town Hall Meeting on Sunday.

The event was also attended by his running mate, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed.

He said, “I don’t think the power is stubborn. It is the people who are trying to solve it that are not doing the right thing. We are not the only country that has power problem. People have solved it everywhere.

“This is not rocket science. It has been done in several countries of the world, so why is our own different? Yes, there have been issues where we will say that the privatisation of the process which was started or completed did not go well. We are not going to revisit or cancel existing positions. We are going to make it work.

“What do we need to do in power? It is to first unbundle the transmission line because today, we are generating up to 10,000MW but the transmission line cannot carry that. So, we are going to support the GenCos who are existing, unbundle the transmission line and support the discos to make sure that at least whatever is produced is wheeled and distributed accordingly and you have to do this strictly under a guideline properly supervised.”

When asked to tell Nigerians the amount of power his administration will provide in two years if elected, Obi said, “I have said it, within the first four years, we will be able to distribute nothing less than 20,000.”

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