Former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not responsible for the improvement in the power supply in the country.
He said Buhari had not added any value to the sector and that it was his former boss, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan who developed the sector.
Speaking over the weekend in Ekiti, where he and his wife were honoured with chieftaincy titles, Nebo said the gas line saboteurs who frustrated the gains made by Jonathan, had stopped now that Buhari is in power.
Nebo said: “Some said it was Buhari’s body language that brought the improvement, but I didn’t know what they meant. You can see that these saboteurs have stopped regular bursting of the gas pipes that powered the electricity since President Buhari came on board. Some people did not want Jonathan to succeed.
“Some of these people were doing this great disservice because they did not like President Jonathan. The regular supply is Jonathan’s labour. The present administration has not added any value to the sector and Nigerians must appreciate this.
“President Buhari will do wonders if he strengthens embedded generation and built more infrastructure for transmission of power.
“He should also change the threshold for licensing from one megawatt to five megawatts because the former has no incentive for investors and I believe Nigeria will leapfrog from 4,000 megawatts to something more appreciable, if this is done.”