President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that in the area of power supply in the country his administration failed, saying his performance in the sector was ‘not good enough’.
The president said this on Wednesday, when the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’ Edo Ewuare II, led members of the Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and chiefs on a visit to him at the Presidential Villa.
The president, who beckoned on more efforts by Electricity Distribution Companies in providing the needed resources and technical expertise, while responding to an appeal from the Benin monarch on the state of power supply in Edo State, which he described as a ‘pathetic situation’.
President Buhari, who assured his visitors that the Federal Government would improve the transmission of electricity as it is it’s role while appealing to Nigerians to remain calm, urging them to be patient with the Discos to deliver on their mandate.
A statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, quoted him, saying that though his administration had put in its best to improve power in the past years, especially improvement in gas supplies, the performance was not good enough.
“We are building infrastructure. We are doing our best, but, obviously, our best is not good enough yet”, Buhari was qouted as saying.
Buhari also praised the monarchs for their combined efforts in tackling trafficking in persons and rehabilitating the victims, who were repatriated back home.
“I am pleased that you have taken up the fight against human trafficking and I know the effect of your intervention will be felt beyond our borders,” the President told his visitors.