The Managing Director/CEO, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Mr. Oladele Amoda, yesterday assured that power supply will improve this year.
He said stakeholders in the electricity sector know the source of the power problems in the country.
Amoda, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos, said the Federal Government is finding ways to solve the problem of gas supply to the power generating plants by engaging the militants in the Niger Delta in peaceful discussions.
“A couple of weeks ago, the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, was in Warri on a peaceful mission.
“Government wants to ensure that there is peace in the area, so that the militants will stop the vandalism of gas pipelines, in order to have enough gas to flow to the gas plants.
“Also, the Federal Government has earmarked substantial amount (of money) in this year’s appropriation bill to strengthen transmission infrastructure.
“There are so many ongoing projects that have been suspended due to lack of funds.
“Now, most of these projects will be hopefully completed because the fund has been made available in this year’s appropriation bill now before the National Assembly.
“Apart from the Federal Government’s appropriation, there are also international donor agencies assisting the sector in funding some of these projects.
“With all these funding, I believe this will boost the capacity of transmission to wheel the power generated,” he said.
Amoda said all the 11 DisCos were also individually undertaking various projects to strengthen the distribution network.
- Source - NAN