Lagos residents express satisfaction with power supply

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Some residents of Lagos have commended the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, for improved power supply.

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The residents gave the commendation in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.

A resident of Abesan Estate, Ipaja, Mr. Bola Ogun, said that the improvement in power supply had created comfort.

“It is obvious that power supply in this area has really improved and we are happy.

“You know, when there is constant power supply, life becomes much more comfortable because now we can sleep comfortably at night and artisans now depend less on generating sets,’’ he said.

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A resident of Ojo, Mr Tajudeen Idowu,was also excited about the improved power situation.

“In recent times, we have been enjoying improved power supply and we are happy about that.

“Though it is not yet 24 hours uninterrupted power supply but it has remarkably improved and I commend PHCN and Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the minister in charge of power for a job well done.

“We can only hope that the improvement will continue after the rainy season because some people are saying that it is because of the rains,’’ Idowu said.

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A resident of Shomolu, Mrs Faith Ayeni, decried the epileptic power supply in the area.

“Some residents have been commending PHCN for improved power supply but that has not been the case here in Shomolu.

“For more than one week now, we have not had electricity here and I can only appeal to the authorities to come to our aid,” she said.

Mr Tasiu Wudil, an Assistant General Manager, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), called on engineers to play active part in the sector.

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“I call on engineering personnel in Nigeria to avail themselves with the vast opportunities in the power sector reforms in the interest of national growth and development.

“The Nigerian power sector has gone through a lot of transformation and so much effort has gone into reforming the sector but Nigerians have not seen much improvement in the sector.

“We call on our home-grown engineers to buy into the sector and introduce international best practices in the interest of Nigerians,” Wudil said.

5 thoughts on “Lagos residents express satisfaction with power supply

  1. Really? Power supply has improved? Where? I think we should not be sentimental or shortsighted in our analysis of the happenings in our country, power sector especially. What is the total megawatts being generated in the country? I guess when you are so used to no-power at all, you get to appreciate the 1-2 hours daily power supply. No pat on the back for BRF that boasted that any serious government will fix the power sector in 6months. He has been there for about a year and there is no significant improvement in power supply. I will not put up with mediocrity, they are performing below expectations.

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