Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central, has reacted to claims by Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, that some cities in Nigeria can now boast of constant power supply.
Jamyco had reported that Fashola made the claim in an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday.
“Sitting down here I can tell you some states that have almost 24 hours – Kebbi, Yobe. Some have five, some have 10 and there are still outages,” Fashola said.
He noted that supply in some states is due to the increase in the transmission capacity, noting that the transmission capacity has grown to about 8,100 watts as of December 2018
On plan to ensure adequate power supply nationwide, he said: “The government has decided that as 40 per cent holder of everything in the distribution of power, we have our programme to invest N72 billion which will involve installing transformers and all of that.”
But reacting, Shehu Sani in a tweet, mocked Fashola.
He said, “Some of the states that now enjoy 24 hours of electricity are Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Neptune.”