Buhari summons Power Minister, governor, economic adviser over erratic power supply

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, a State governor, and two presidential appointees for a meeting at the Presidential Villa.

According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in an issued statement yesterday, President Buhari has summoned Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, and the Chief Economic Adviser, Prof. Doyin Salami, to a meeting at the Presidential Villa yesterday afternoon”.

The president is expected to have discussed the erratic power supply experienced across the country in recent weeks.

The meeting with Hope Uzodimma was to be over the fresh wave of violence in the State. Uzodinma is a member of the president’s party, the All Progressives Congress, (APC), and is believed to be a loyalist of the president.

“The President is scheduled to meet separately with them and he would be apprised of the latest developments in Imo State, the power sector and the state of the economy”, the statement read.

Recall that the President, while condemning the spate of violence in Imo State in the aftermath of the destruction of buildings and assets of the Police and the home of the President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, pledged to review the security situation in the South-East region.

“President Buhari has also voiced his concern over the frequent power outages experienced in the country and petrol scarcity
apologising to Nigerians and assuring a quick relief to the situation.

Buhari had said the collapse of the national grid was being addressed, adding that relief is on the way. “A dip in hydro-electric generation due to seasonal pressures has coincided with technical and supply problems at thermal stations”, the president had said.

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