There is absolutely no country that can thrive without the availability of adequate and sufficient power. It is no longer news that more than 70% of the manufacturing company in Nigeria has either closed down or moved out from Nigeria to another country. Companies including Dunlop and Michelin have left Nigeria because of high cost of production as a result of epileptic power supply. It is also no news that South Africa has a power capacity of more than 40,000 megawatts and still looking to generate more and Nigeria, the self-acclaimed giant of Africa is hovering between 2,000 and 4,000 megawatts which is not even enough to power the whole of Lagos State.
PUP, with the help of Energy experts, will structure a road map to energy sufficiency in 4 years. We are assuring Nigerians that PUP will generate in the first 4 years in office more than 20,000 megawatts of electricity and will generate another 20,000 megawatts in our second 4 years in office totalling 40,000 megawatts in 8years.
HOW ARE WE GIONG TO ACHIEVE THIS?
Nigerians have been made promises on countless times by politicians and these have made Nigerians sceptical of any political party that is promising to do what they now think is impossible.
Fellow Nigerians, providing adequate power for you is not impossible, but you have been left to be in darkness without electricity for decades because of corrupt leaders that have done nothing but embezzled the billions of dollars meant for power generation in Nigeria.
Possible solutions are:
- SOLAR: With the amount of sun we have in the northern part of Nigeria, PUP will generate more than 10,000 megawatts. A vivid example is Morocco who presently is selling electricity generated from solar to France. That may sound surprising to know.
- WIND: PUP intends to construct wind turbines that use wind to generate power in the northern as well as other parts of the country such as Lagos, Rivers, and Cross River states where there are much wind waves. We will establish wind farms which can generate 5,000 megawatts.
- COAL: Australia generates a sizeable amount of their electricity from coal, which we can as well do. So we can maximise the coal deposit in Enugu to generate another 5,000 megawatts. The PUP intends to privatise the entire power sector from generation through transmission to distribution. We believe that government has no business in generating, transmitting and distributing of electricity to the public. However, we will strengthen the power regulating body to oversee the conducts of the power companies.