Traditional rulers in Anambra have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to improve the power sector as the country marks the centenary anniversary of its amalgamation in 1914.

By The Citizen

Igwe Gibson Nwosu of Awka and Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo of Nawfia in Njikoka Local Government Area made the call while speaking with newsmen in Awka on Thursday.

They expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of improvement on power supply within a century of amalgamation, saying that electricity supply remained the greatest problem in Nigeria.

'We could have done better but for a few matters of energy. A country like Nigeria that produces oil and is endowed with human and material resources cannot boast of steady power supply.

“As it concerns the nation's international relations with other countries, sports, aviation, gross domestic products, we have done well but power is still the sector holding Nigeria on the neck,'' Nwosu said.

On his part, Nwankwo called on President Goodluck Jonathan to sack those sabotaging the efforts to improve power supply in the country.

'If I am Mr President and there is no improvement after one month of my order to improve on power supply, I will sack the whole staff; I don't care who they are.

“The problem in Nigeria is not corruption but dishonesty because corruption exists in every other country.

“If people were honest in their relationship with one another, the incidences of corruption would reduce,'' he said.

The monarch suggested that the country's leaders must be elected based on qualification and patriotism, and not based on family or tribal interests.