National Grid Collapse: We’re headed in right direction – Tolu Ogunlesi


Tolu Ogunlesi, one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aides has responded to backlash at the present administration over the continuous collapse of the National grid in recent times.

Despite continuous power outages in Abuja and other states recently, the national electricity grid on Monday collapsed again.

A total system collapse means total blackout nationwide in most parts of the nation.

Some Nigerians on Tuesday condemned the collapse of the national grid which has worsened the country’s power supply situation.

The development is currently having a negative impact on businesses operating in the country.

Since January, Nigeria has suffered poor power supply due to the low water level in the hydro dams.

Nigerians took to social media to lament the suffering faced due to loss of power supply, especially at a time where fuel atrociously sells at N210 by liter and diesel at N700/800 per liter.

Reacting, Ogunlesi on his Twitter page said although things are not well in Nigeria, the rate at which the national grid collapse occurs has reduced significantly compared to 2020.

He noted that such progress should be highlighted, stressing that the government still has a long way to go, however, it’s headed in the right direction.

His tweet read, “From 42 grid collapses in 2010 to 4 in 2020 sounds to me like the kind of progress we should be highlighting.

“Nobody is saying all is well, far from it. We still have a long way to go, but we are headed in the right direction. What we need to do is DO MORE!

Meanwhile, the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu had convened an emergency meeting with the stakeholders in the power sector to address the concurrent low power generation which has caused epileptic power supply across the nation.

Aliyu gave assurance that the government will not relent in its efforts to ensure that improvements in the power sector are sustained in other for the electricity supply to improve nationwide.