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Tinubu’s Administration Vows to Tackle Power Supply Shortfalls and Billing Issues, Says Gbajabiamila

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President Tinubu’s Chief of Staff pledges commitment to resolving energy challenges during inauguration of power infrastructure in Surulere.

In an effort to address the persistent power supply deficit, energy theft, estimated billing discrepancies, and vandalism of power infrastructure, President Bola Tinubu’s administration has reaffirmed its determination to tackle these issues head-on.

Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to President Tinubu, reiterated this commitment during the inauguration of two units of a 20MVA Injection substation in Surulere Constituency, Lagos, facilitated during his tenure as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Representing Gbajabiamila, Senator Wasiu Sanni Eshinlokun of Lagos Central, conveyed President Tinubu’s dedication to enhancing electricity supply across the nation.

He disclosed that over N340 billion has been allocated in the 2024 budget for infrastructure improvements in the power sector, emphasizing Tinubu’s concern over energy theft, billing inaccuracies, and infrastructure vandalism.

The newly inaugurated substation is expected to enhance power supply to several areas in Surulere, including Akerele, Randle, Ishaga, Ogunlana, Shitta, and Adelabu. Gbajabiamila highlighted the significance of the public-private partnership between the Federal Government and Eko Distribution Company (EKEDC), expressing gratitude to all stakeholders involved.

Reflecting on the Tinubu administration’s commitment to resolving power challenges, Gbajabiamila cited the signing of the 2023 Electricity Act shortly after assuming office. He emphasized ongoing engagement with stakeholders and professionals to achieve the goal of uninterrupted power supply nationwide.

Lauding the collaboration with EKEDC and other stakeholders, Gbajabiamila underscored the efficacy of public-private partnerships in driving infrastructural development.

In attendance, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Biodun Ogunleye, commended the initiative and assured swift progress in improving electricity access across the city.

Sanwo-Olu urged residents to fulfill their civic responsibilities by paying bills promptly, refraining from assaulting utility staff, and avoiding meter tampering. He emphasized collective efforts in embracing change for sustainable development.

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