The Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has said that Nigeria now generates up to 13,000 megawatts of power.
“We aspire to do 20,000 or 30,000 megawatts of power, and as we speak today, we have over 13,000 availability. It’s remarkable, why don’t we look inwards and put measures in place to use out the 13,000 that is available,” Mr Shehu said on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Friday.
He made the comments while discussing some of the administration’s successes and what it plans to still do in the final lap before 2023.
Mr Shehu also stated that contrary to popular opinion, the President is determined to make the last push for major policies; infrastructure and projects that he believes must be delivered before he leaves.
Speaking further about President Buhari’s plans come 2023 and reacting to some of his comments in a recent interview, Shehu said: “the president can be very casual sometimes in speaking and jovial and jocularly; I think this is what people fail to understand of him. They need to understand how in the first place he was persuaded and pressured to even run in the first instance.
“He had served as governor, minister and military Head of State and that’s the highest it could get. He had retired home and Nigerians came and said you are the right person for this moment, we need you. It took some persuasion.
“So, yes, it is right for the person to say he has given his best and when the time is up, some other person will take over”.