According to presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to improving Nigeria’s energy supply before leaving office in 2023.
This was said by Adesina during an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday.
Buhari traveled from Abuja to New York on Sunday to attend the UNGA (UNGA77).
Adesina claims that the president will speak about worldwide issues that affect Nigeria when he delivers a “national speech” to the group on Wednesday.
When asked if Nigeria’s trouble getting electricity will be highlighted, the presidential spokeswoman said the implications of the Russia-Ukraine war on energy supplies may be taken into consideration.
Adesina claims that the federal government is continuing with the power agreement it made with Siemens and that the president would take whatever actions are required to dramatically increase the availability of electricity.
“The energy issue, particularly as caused by the Russia-Ukraine war, is something to consider,” he added of the UNGA’s overarching themes.
But as it pertains to Nigeria, you are aware that this may come up in the many bilateral talks our president would hold.
“We have a contract with Siemens, which is currently moving forward. Although it was initially sluggish, in recent weeks you have probably noticed an increase in the importation of transformers and other electrical equipment.
“I can promise you that the partnership we established with Siemens is progressing.
President Buhari is committed to make major progress in providing energy and power to Nigerians before he leaves office in another eight months, and he will do whatever it takes to make that happen.