President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, restated his commitment to improving the power sector in the country.
He spoke when the President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe, paid him a visit in Abuja.
The president, who noted that If power is improved, productivity will be positively affected, stated that the country is building more pipelines in addition to the Dangote Group of Company’s effort.
“They say seeing is believing; you can see the efforts private investors is doing. We are also building pipelines but are not as formidable as what Dangote is doing. We are improving on it. We also have the LNG that is helping to liquefy the gas and then turn it into gas with modern technology and modern technology is making it flexible.
“And If you will recall, I made mention to President of Benin, we have power problem and Benin has power problem because they depend on us and we are working very hard to stabilise the situation. The resources are available, the technology is available; we are trying to stabilise the situation.
“If we improve power which means our productivity can be competitive and God willing, we are going to achieve our objectives,” he said.
He told journalists that the duo also discussed the crises in South Sudan and Burundi with the hope that at the AU meeting, “we will be able to stabilise the situation in South Sudan and Burundi with the efforts being made.”
On his part, the Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe, who charged on integration and promotion of trade among African countries, said the continent needs peace to ensure this.
“To fear the world US has led for the better part of a century, abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe and refuse the obligations of international leadership… for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solving problems is unpatriotic. “
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