I will lead Nigeria out of darkness – Atiku
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he will lead Nigeria out of darkness if elected in 2023. He was reacting…
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he will lead Nigeria out of darkness if elected in 2023.
He was reacting to the industrial action embarked upon by electricity workers on Wednesday, which led to the shut down of major power stations.
Power supply was however restored after the workers agreed to suspend the strike for two weeks, yielding to the federal government’s pleas.
In a series of tweets, the former Vice President said his solution to Nigeria’s electricity crisis is most proactive.
He claimed that his policy was aimed at attracting optimal investments in the power sector.
Abubakar said he would remove electricity production from the exclusive list and give it to states.
“Having keenly observed developments in the power sector within the last 24 hours, I am again convinced that my solution to the electricity crisis, as encapsulated in my policy document, ‘my covenant with Nigerians’, remains the most proactive plan to lead Nigeria out of darkness.
“In this regard, my approach is to first remove the entire electricity value chain from the exclusive list and give states the power to generate, transmit and distribute electricity for themselves.
“An industrial dispute with the FG in Abuja should not affect an industry in Lagos or a factory in Aba or in Kano or even an average Nigerian who just wants to get home, watch the news and sleep under a ceiling fan,” he wrote.