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Obi advises FG on unending National Grid collapse

The Federal Government has been advised to constitute a technical task force of professionals to address reoccurring national grid collapse.

 

The 2023 Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi offered the advice in a statement by Dr Yunusa Tanko, his spokesperson on Wednesday in Onitsha.

“I suggest that the federal government immediately constitute a technical task force of real professionals without political consideration to present a diagnosis of the crisis of the sector.

“They will get to work to correct such simple slippage like incessant fire outbreaks that lead to perennial system collapse, drastically improve coordination and coherence between Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and distribution companies (DisCos).

“There will be no load rejection, and breath down on all operators to deliver on their technical responsibilities.

“This will rapidly improve power availability in the short term while the government develop clarity to articulate an integrated national electricity policy and a practical implementation roadmap that harmonises national and sub-national electricity reform,” he said.

Only on Monday, the national grid collapsed, marking the second time in a month the country was thrown into total blackout.

The latest collapse came barely a week after the controversial review of Band A power consumers increased tariffs by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.

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