Goddy Jedy Agba, minister of state for power, says power
failure is a thing of the past in the country.
But Nigeria is still experiencing major power supply cuts.
Speaking at a town hall meeting in Abuja on Tuesday,
Agba said by the end of the year, 85 percent of the
citizens will have access to electricity.
The town hall meeting, organised by the federal ministry
of information and culture, was meant to showcase the
achievements of the Buhari administration on
The minister said the federal government is working hard
to ensure that all houses are metered in the country.
“Power failure is a thing of the past,” he said.
“By the end of the year, 85 percent of Nigerians will have
electricity. Also, all the houses will be metered – you will
only pay for what you consume.”
According to him, many of the power projects started by
the federal government will be completed before the end
of Buhari’s tenure.
On his part, Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and
housing, said his ministry is managing over 1,019
contracts involving 958 bridges and road projects across
Fashola said roads are “critical infrastructure” necessary
to develop the country.
“President Muhammadu Buhari clearly understands the
necessity to invest in infrastructure, not just to support a
growing population but as an economic driver,” the
“It is, therefore, not surprising that, through the federal
ministry of works and housing, we are managing over
1,019 contracts involving 958 Bridges and Road Projects
as we are also constructing houses in 34 states of the
federation as well as new federal secretariats in Anambra,
Nasarawa, Bayelsa , Zamfara, Osun and Ekiti states.”