Power Generation Has Not Surpassed Where I left It 10 Years Ago – Obasanjo
Ex- President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the successive administrations after him have failed to surpass the power generation where he left it 10 years ago.
He said this at the official launch of a co-authored book, “Making Africa Work,” which he co-authored with Director of Brenthurst Foundation, Dr. Greg Mills; President of NEWSEUM, Dr. Jeffrey Herbst and Major General Dickie Davis in Lagos.
He said that his administration could only generate 4, 000 megawatts and since he left office, the best the successive governments of late Umoru Yar’Adua, Goodluck Jonathan and the present administration of Muhammadu Buhari could do was a little bit higher than 3, 700 megawatts.
He explained that his administration was able to achieve 4, 000 megawatts, which of course was reduced to 3, 750 megawatss prior to his leaving.
He said, “My administration came up with NEEDS programme, which helped us to generate 4, 000 megawatts and our plan was to generate 10, 000 megawatts.”
According to him, the successive administration came on board and proposed 30, 000 megawatts but failed to generate 3, 000 megawatss. “It reduced to as low as 1, 500 megawatts,” Obasanjo said.
He attributed the falling power generation to lack of funds and of course lack of good leadership that could continue with the developmental programmes of his administration.
“It is regrettable that the administration that succeeded us did not even generate up to 3,750 megawatts that we were able to generate before we left,” he said.