‘But APC promised us light’ — Twitter bashes Ambode for donating generators to police

The Lagos State government thought it was announcing another achievement by Akinwumi Ambode, Governor of the state, when it took to Twitter on Monday to announce the donation of 120 units of 5KVA generators to the state police.

But instead of praise and commendation, Nigerians bashed the All Progressives Congress, APC-led state and federal government for going public with such gesture instead of working towards regular power supply.

Here are a few of the reactions:



    During a meeting of the National Council on Power in Jos, Plateau State, last week, Babatunde Fashola, former Governor of Lagos State and current Minister of Power, Works and Housing, had said the country’s power generation rose to 7001 megawatts in September.

    According to Fashola, power transmission also rose to 6,700 megawatts, while power distribution rose to 4,600 megawatts.

    But Nigerians want more, as power supply is arguably the biggest challenge militating against economic growth.

    During the campaigns for the 2015 general election, the APC had promised that there would be massive improvement in the energy sector, but that promise, like many others by the party, has remained unfulfilled more than two years into the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

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