Top Official Attributes Improved Power Supply To Zero Pipeline Vandalism
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Mr. Godknows Igali, has attributed the improvement in electricity supply nationwide to zero case of pipeline vandalism being witnessed across the country.
Igali, who stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Monday, emphasized that no single case of gas pipeline vandalism had been recorded since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office.
The permanent secretary was reacting to questions on what has been responsible for the recent improvement in electricity supply across the country.
Igali recalled that vandalism of gas pipelines was recurrent in the last days and months of the previous administration, and reached its peak on the May 26 when gas-generated electricity was completely grounded.
“Gas is now passing to the pipelines and I think that the government has been engaging the communities and the places where these gas infrastructures pass through,” he said.
According to him, the Federal Government has been engaging stakeholders in areas where the pipelines are located 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.