Govt earmarks ₦340bn for power sector infrastructure upgrade

President Bola Tinubu has set aside ₦340bn for power infrastructure upgrades across the country. This was revealed by the Chief of Staff to the president, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila during the commissioning of the 220MVA substation at Randle Avenue in Surulere, Lagos State at the weekend.

According to him, the fund was earmarked in the 2024 budget, assuring Nigerians of Tinubu’s commitment to reliable power supply in the country.

He said “Citizens must protect power infrastructures as we address cases of estimated billing and poor meter distribution. Access to reliable electricity is not a privilege, it is a fundamental right that drives productivity, fosters innovation and improves the quality of life of all citizens.

Gbajabiamila explained that President Tinubu was working hard to ease the hardship being experienced by citizens.

“The president is committed to rolling out wage awards for workers, financial support for SMEs, loans for students, unemployment benefits and many other social security programmes and improve living conditions for all Nigerians,” he said.

The development comes days after the Power Minister; Adebayo Adelabu threatened to sanction non-performing power distribution companies (DisCos), over their inability to deliver quality power supply across the country despite huge investments by the government.

According to him, one of the sanctions for willful non-performance could be a revocation of licence.



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