Port Harcourt — Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi has said that Nigeria must take a cue from global governance best practices regarding power generation and distribution.
Obi explained that South Africa who already was generating over 50,000MW for just 60million population, has declared energy crisis an emergency situation and rolled up an intervention policy permitting private persons or corporations to generate up to 100MW without licenses.
The former Anambra State Governor who is renowned for financial parsimony, on his verified Facebook page, regretted that Nigeria with a population of over 200million, has been struggling to generate 4000MW, without declaring a power crisis or emergency.
He said the must rise up for people-oriented leadership by borrowing a leaf from global governance best practices.
“Nigeria’s epileptic electricity supply remains a matter of deep concern. Although South Africa, the second biggest economy on the continent has a population of over 60 million and generates over 50,000 megawatts.
“Her authorities are currently complaining of an energy crisis; thus, compelling President Ramaphosa to declare an emergency situation and an intervention policy permitting private persons or corporations to generate up to 100 megawatts without licenses.
“Nigeria, the African giant with over 200 million people, generates a paltry 4000 megawatts, which is less than 10% of South Africa’s without declaring a power crisis or emergency.
“Nigerians should take a cue from global governance best practices; grasp what people-oriented leadership is all about and rise up for effective change.”
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