The leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East have reaffirmed that the target of 10,000 megawatts of electricity set by President Muhammadu Buhari’s is achievable.
The party spokesman in the region, Osita Okechukwu, stated this during the opening of the National Economic Council retreat held in the State House, Abuja on Monday.
“We appreciate Mr. President’s total commitment to put full stop to the butt of jokes and laughing stock Nigerians make over incessant power cuts, high electricity bills, obsolete power equipment and failure of the electricity privatization exercise.
“It is our candid view that the target is achievable. For instance, given federal, state and local support and baring bureaucratic bottleneck, our study shows that the South East zone alone can generate 3,000 Mega Watts within the stipulated timeline set by Mr. President.
“In sum, we maintain that the 10,000MW of electricity target is achievable, not only because of the political will of President Buhari, but because of the abundance of natural resources,” Mr. Okechukwu said in a statement.