It is no longer news that one of the major agendas for Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, is Sustainable Electricity.
Mr. Peter Obi in June went to Egypt to study the Egyptian power sector and how they were able to double their power generation in less than 6 years and export surplus electricity to its neighboring nations.
Why is sustainable electricity of so much importance to Mr. Peter Obi?
Historically, there’s a direct correlation between energy generation and national development. This is evident in the role fossil fuels played in the Industrial revolution.
Fossil fuels that drive steam and electrical engines made possible a huge increase in the amount of productive energy available to humans.
It is also worthy of note that our dear country’s national grid has collapsed for a record 6 times in 8 months this year alone, a feat no country wants to repeat especially not in the 2020s.
Apart from insecurity, one of the chief reasons we’ve been losing foreign direct investments to our neighbors is because of our epileptic power supply.
Mr. Peter Obi must have done his due diligence and understood that electricity is pivotal in turning Nigeria from consumption to production.
In North Carolina, U.S.A, Peter Obi in addressing diasporans said, “We intend to lay special emphasis on critical infrastructure, especially Power, to ensure a clear measurable increase of 200% of today’s generation, transmission and distribution, within the shortest possible time through public-private partnership.”
Bye-bye to Up Nepa? Nigerians will decide. Light and darkness is literally in our thumbs.