Power Generation Picking Up —Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola

MINISTER of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said that power generation was picking up after last week’s vandalism of power stations in the Niger Delta.

He announced this while addressing newsmen after inspecting facilities at Shiroro Hydro Power Station (SHPS) in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, on Tuesday.

Fashola said there was a slight increase of three megawatts from the previous week drop to 2005 megawatts in the country.

The minister, however, said measures were being taken to ensure stability in the supply, adding that generating companies should live up to expectations.

“I don’t want us to focus on megawatt; for me, they are just bus stops; we will only announce them as milestone that we have reached the bus stops, but we know our journey is much more longer.

“I have spoken on our incremental power, to steady power, to uninterrupted power and that is the journey.