– President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has both the resources and the technical expertise to achieve stable power supply
– Says with improved power, Nigeria’s productivity can be competitive
Expresses hope that the African Union (AU) will to stabilise the situation in South Sudan and Burundi President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration is working round the clock to stabilise the power situation in the country.
Leadership reports that President Buhari gave the assurance at a joint press conference with the visiting president of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, August 2. He said that Nigeria had both the resources and the technical expertise to achieve the goal. Buhari said: “We have power problem and Benin Republic has power problem because they depend on us and we are working very hard to stabilise the situation. “The resources are available, the technology is available, we are trying to stabilise the situation. “If we improve power, which means our productivity can be competitive and God willing, we are going to achieve our objectives.”
According to the Tribune, Buhari also revealed that both leaders also discussed the situation in South Sudan and Burundi, which he said was depressing. He expressed hope that the African Union (AU) meeting we will be able to stabilise the situation in South Sudan and Burundi with the efforts being made. On his part, Gnassingbe also invited President Buhari to attend the maritime summit holding in Togo in October this year. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has carried out a massive shake-up in the federal civil service with the appointment of Enikanolaiye, Audu-Rafiu Olusola as permanent secretary and the redeployment of eight federal permanent secretaries. Leadership reports that the shakeup in the service was disclosed in a statement by the director of communications for the head of the civil service of the federation, Haruna Imrana.