Power: FG deploys electronic monitors to check vandalism



The Minister of State, Power, Mr. Mohammed Wakil, on Saturday said the Federal Government had started installing electronic monitors to check vandalism of gas pipelines as part of measures aimed at ensuring regular power supply.

Sounding confident that the recent privatisation of the power sector carried out by the present administration would soon yield visible result, he said South Africa has started emulating the exercise which he said had become a model for many other countries.

Wakil said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja.

The minister boasted that in due course, Nigerians would soon be taking power supply for granted in the country.

He said, “In due course, power supply will become what Nigerians can take for granted. We are expanding investment in transmission sector through involvement of the private sector.

“The distribution companies are investing in system upgrade, like South Africa is about to start.

“The generation companies are busy with upgrade especially after the administration had addressed the gas-to-power issue.

“We are installing electronic monitors to check incessant vandalism of gas pipelines by enemies of the nation.”


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