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National grid collapse will become history under my watch – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), says the national grid will not experience frequent collapses if he is elected president.

On Monday, the national grid collapsed at about 11 am — the eighth time in 2022.

Reacting to the development in a series of tweets on Wednesday, Obi said the situation is “disturbing,” stating that he has plans to improve electricity generation and transmission.

“The report of yet another national grid collapse is very disturbing to me, and is a reminder of the long rescue and recovery journey ahead of us. Effective power generation, transmission and distribution remain a national security issue,” Obi tweeted.

“This also places power in the front burner of campaign and policy. Painfully, this latest episode is the 7th national grid collapse in 2022.

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“As part of the Obi-Datti policy plan, we have put together a strategic plan to progressively scale up power generation, and the liberalisation of the transmission infrastructure in the country, to ensure that Nigerians enjoy adequate and stable power supply from 2023 onwards. Power is critical to the development and sustainability of all sectors of the national economy.

“For us, power remains a top priority. Under my watch, national grid collapse will become a matter of history and a reference point for erstwhile administrations.”

Obi, former governor of Anambra state, is one of the leading candidates for the 2023 presidential election.

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