The Federal Government said zero pipeline vandalism under the current administration is reason for increased power supply across the country. Godknows Igali, permanent secretary, Ministry of Power, stated this in a chat with journalists.
“The gas is now passing to the gas pipelines and I think that the government has been engaging the communities and the places where these gas infrastructures pass through", he stated.
“We hope it will be sustained because like I said there is a conscious engagement and is redoubled."
According to him, the Federal Government has been engaging stakeholders where the pipelines pass through to allow peace to reign.
He said this action had resulted in increased gas supplies and improved power supply nationwide with about 4,600 megawatts.
Igali explained that apart from President Muhammadu Buhari building on efforts of past government and tasking stakeholders to double efforts, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had been holding almost daily meetings with power distribution companies (DISCOs) on ways of improving power supply to consumers.
“It is no miracle, but a lot of work being directed by President Buhari and Vice-President Osinbajo, and people are working in more a concerted manner to achieve the prevailing results,” he said. (Star Africa)