JUST IN: Buhari Summons Uzodimma, Chief Economic Adviser, Minister Of Power over erratic power supply


President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned the minster of power, Abubakar Aliyu, for a meeting at the presidential villa.

The president also called for a meeting with the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, as well as the Chief Economic Adviser, Doyin Salami.

The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, announced the development in a statement on Monday.

President Buhari is expected to receive a briefing on the latest developments in Imo State, the power sector, and the state of the economy.

“The President is scheduled to meet separately with them and he would be apprised of the latest developments in Imo State, the power sector and the state of the economy,” the statement reads.

“It would be recalled that the President while condemning the spate of violence in Imo State in the aftermath of the destruction of buildings and assets of the Police and the home of Prof. George Obiozor, President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, pledged to review the security situation in southeast Nigeria.

“President Buhari has also voiced his concern over the frequent power outages, apologising to Nigerians and assuring a quick relief to the situation.”

The president had last week apologized to Nigerians over the petrol scarcity and power  outage experienced in the country.

Buhari had said the collapse of the national grid was being addressed, adding that “relief is on the way”.

“A dip in hydroelectric generation due to seasonal pressures has coincided with technical and supply problems at thermal stations,” the president had said.


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