Nigerians seek Minister’s resignation amid poor power supply concerns

SOME Nigerians following the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, on his official X account, have expressed disappointment and are seeking his resignation concerning the issue of the worsening power supply in the country.

After the threats by the federal government through the Minister to revoke the licenses of power distribution companies (DisCos) over poor power supply, Nigerians in their responses requested the Minister’s resignation and told him to redirect his effort on ensuring the DisCos meter their customers.

Reacting to this, a Nigerian on X, Rotimi Adeosun said “Hon. Minister, this is like biting more than one can chew. Rather than unproductive meetings, threats, and lamentations; (re)direct your efforts on the low-hanging fruit by ensuring DISCOs meter their customers. Metering would have multiplier effects across the power supply chain”.

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While some Nigerians shared ideas on what to be done to improve power supply in the country, others urged the minister to resign.

@n6oflife6 said, “RESIGN AND GO. You have Failed in this Sector. Tender your resignation and leave with whatever dignity you have left. This Power sector has exposed you as Incompetent; b4 it Damages your Entire political Career the More life it did BRF. All this Shalaye Ko Necessary.”

@dipoaina1 said, “Everybody is complaining about power outages, including the minister of power”.

@kelOnovo said, “Since you took over as the minister of power, we have never had it this bad. Since I was born, I have never experienced this. There is no excuse for this. You simply don’t know this job well enough. If you knew you couldn’t do it, you should have just stepped down and let someone who knows how to do the job take over”.

@abiolablackdiva said, “You took us 15 years back. Light has become an august visitor since you became the minister of power.

@rachy01 said “To have 24 hours light is not rocket science in this 21ST century but excuses upon excuses. It is well.”



    The Minister of Power had expressed concern over the deteriorating electricity supply across the country and summoned the Chief Executives of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), and the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), to discuss the worsening power supply in their respective regions and collectively find lasting solutions.

    The ICIR reports that there has been an abysmal power supply situation nationwide since the beginning of this year.

    Several parts of Abuja have been experiencing a blackout as the TCN on Wednesday, February 28, confirmed the vandalization of its transmission towers by vandals.

    The situation was similar in several parts of the country, with many Nigerians protesting against the epileptic and complete outage of power supply.

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