Nigeria assures citizens of improved power supply

By Rahila Lassa, Abuja


The Nigerian Government has expressed confidence in the ability of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, to supply adequate electricity to residents.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, gave the assurance when a team from the Company led by the Managing Director, Mr. Usman Mohammed paid him a working visit in his office in Abuja.

The SGF said from the briefing he received and considering the work that is being put in place, Nigerians would soon enjoy adequate and uninterrupted power supply across the country.

“Adequate power supply with efficient transmission and distribution across the country would soon have a positive impact on job creation and employment” he said.

Power stability

He also commended management for the strategy employed in the utilization of indigenous expertise in its operations which has assisted in the optimal productivity by the company.

Earlier, the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Usman Mohammed said the team came to brief the SGF on the efforts made and grounds covered in stabilising and modernising the national grid.

“The transmission is the backbone of adequate provision of electricity and in the system, operator, generation and distribution cannot be isolated” he said.

Mr Mohammed disclosed that the company was on a steady path to modernising the national grid.

“When the modernisation is completed, the country will experience stability in power supply and sell electricity to neighbouring West African countries” he noted.


Emmanuel Ukoh