Some residents of Lagos State have lauded the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, for improved power supply.
The residents gave their commendation in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.
According to NAN, a resident of Abesan Estate, Ipaja, Mr. Bola Ogun, said that the improvement in power supply had created comfort.
“It is obvious that power supply in this area has really improved and we are happy.
“You know, when there is constant power supply, life becomes much more comfortable because now we can sleep comfortably at night and artisans now depend less on generating sets,’’ he said.
Also, while speaking with NAN, a resident of Ojo, Mr Tajudeen Idowu,was also excited about the improved power situation.
“In recent times, we have been enjoying improved power supply and we are happy about that.
“Though it is not yet 24 hours uninterrupted power supply but it has remarkably improved and I commend PHCN and Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the minister in charge of power for a job well done.
“We can only hope that the improvement will continue after the rainy season because some people are saying that it is because of the rains,’’ Idowu said.
However, speaking with NAN, a resident of Shomolu, Mrs Faith Ayeni, decried the epileptic power supply in the area.
“Some residents have been commending PHCN for improved power supply but that has not been the case here in Shomolu.
“For more than one week now, we have not had electricity here and I can only appeal to the authorities to come to our aid,” she said.
According to NAN, Mr Tasiu Wudil, an Assistant General Manager, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), called on engineers to play active part in the sector.
“I call on engineering personnel in Nigeria to avail themselves with the vast opportunities in the power sector reforms in the interest of national growth and development.
“The Nigerian power sector has gone through a lot of transformation and so much effort has gone into reforming the sector but Nigerians have not seen much improvement in the sector.
“We call on our home-grown engineers to buy into the sector and introduce international best practices in the interest of Nigerians,” Wudil said.