Don’t expect magical power supply, minister tells Nigerians

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, William Alo (left); new Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu; and Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, during the new minister’s assumption of office, in Abuja…yesterday. PHOTO: NAN

Urges heads of agencies to translate titles into productivity

Nigerians have been told not to expect magic in the provision of adequate electricity supply.

New Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, during his official assumption of duties yesterday in Abuja, stated: No, I am not a magician, but I am here to add value to what is being done.”

He charged heads of parastatals and agencies under him to translate their titles into providing a constant electricity supply for the citizens.

The minister urged the ministry staff to be dedicated to the task ahead, pointing out that he was in the saddle to assist them to deliver their job.

He canvassed cooperation to make him and other members of the team succeed, stating: “ I like good character and honesty, as I have never lied and will not want anyone to do that to me.”

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Otun Emmanuel, refreshed the memories of all that the staff and relevant agencies have been working as a team to deliver President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate by ensuring availability and affordability of electricity across the federation.

He assured the minister of their cooperation and redoubling of efforts to make his stay worthwhile.





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