President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday assured Nigerians of his commitment to the attainment of uninterrupted power supply in Nigeria before the end of his tenure in 2015.
Jonathan said this during an audience with members of the Board of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company led by Vice President Namadi Sambo.
Also present at the meeting were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Governors of Benue, Delta and Ekiti states, as well as the Ministers of Power, Petroleum, and Justice.
President Jonathan said, “We all know the importance of power. We look forward to a time when Nigerians can enjoy uninterrupted power supply from the beginning to the end of a year and we are working hard to ensure that that objective is attained within the life-span of this administration.”
He urged members of the board and management of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company to ensure that the company, which was established to oversee the implementation of National Integrated Power Projects, NIPP, contributes very effectively to meeting the country’s power supply needs.
The chairman of the board of the company, Vice President Sambo, said, “We will work relentlessly to fulfill our mandate on time.” He thanked the President for receiving the members of the board.