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Senate working with govt on power supply – Suswan

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The Chairman of Senate Committee on Power, Gabriel Suswam, said on Friday the upper legislative chamber is working with the Federal Government to solve the country’s epileptic power supply.

Suswam, who revealed this while speaking with journalists at a workshop organised for members of the National Assembly, called for the establishment of mini-grid power station to solve the perennial epileptic power supply in Nigeria.

He said: “The Senate would do all it can to assist the executive arm of government in solving the epileptic nature of power supply in the country. I also urge Nigerians with enough funds to invest in mini- grid power stations which would go a long in reducing the electricity crisis in the country.

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The lawmaker, who is representing Benue North East in the Senate, lamented that despite the several billions of dollars invested in the power sector, “a country as huge and populated as Nigeria still grapples with 3500 megawatts of electricity.”

Suswam added: “Senate will ensure that at least 10,000 megawatts of electricity is added to the national grid by 2022.”

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