Nigerians now spend less to fuel generators – Fashola

Nigeria’s power, works, and housing minister Babatunde Fashola, said power supply in the last three years had improved since the election of Muhammadu Buhari as president in 2015. Fashola, who spoke on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said the government’s strides in power supply have reduced the rate at which Nigerians purchase petroleum products.

“Nigerians will tell you, on the average, that they are spending less money on buying diesel, they are spending less money on buying petrol for their generators,” Fashola said. While the people still spend money on fuel in the case of a power outage, Fashola insisted that the case was not the same compared to the previous administration.

He argued states like Kebbi State were getting about 24 hours of power supply because there was a local arrangement in place to ensure people pay for the electricity consumed. Fashola, a former governor of Lagos state, who said the government was yet to completely fulfill its promise, alleged that critics would not argue with the improvement in the power sector.

Source: The Guardian

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