The House of Representatives has moved to address Nigeria’s epileptic power supply in light of increasing concerns about poor electricity supply.

Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Mohammed Monguno

The motion was moved by the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Mohammed Monguno, and was seconded by Hon John Okafor.⁣

Monguno, in his presentation noted that the growth of the economy relies on the adequate supply of electricity. He also suggested that power sources be diversified.⁣⁣

He said, “electricity, power, is key to the socio economic development of any country. Lack of adequate power supply retracts our industrial growth, and thereby also retracting our economic growth.⁣

It brings about job losses because when industries do not operate up to maximum capacity, there is no way they will retain their work force.⁣⁣

There is need for us to upgrade our power supply and make it adequate by diversifying our power sources to solar and coal“.⁣

Meanwhile, the Federal Government said that it has begun an investigation into the reasons of the National Grid’s most recent collapse on April 9th, 2022.

The National grid had collapsed twice in March, resulting in a nationwide blackout.⁣ The first collapse occurred on Monday,14th March, 2022, and lasted about three hours before power was restored. Hours later it experienced yet another shutdown which took the government two days to resolve.

Story: Asma’u Sani