Buhari summons power minister to Aso Rock over blackouts, Uzodimma over insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, to a meeting at the Presidential Villa.

The presidential call comes amidst the incessant collapse of Nigeria’s national electricity grid in recent weeks. Since February, most parts of the country have been experiencing poor power supply while others have been thrown into ending blackout.

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said Buhari is expected to discuss the erratic power supply experienced across the country in recent weeks with Aliyu.

He said Buhari also called for Imo governor Hope Uzodimma with whom he’s expected to discuss the spate of insecurity in the state.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, and the Chief Economic Adviser, Prof Doyin Salami, to a meeting at the Presidential Villa on Monday afternoon,” Shehu said.

“The President is scheduled to meet separately with them and he would be apprised of the latest developments in Imo State, the power sector and the state of the economy.

“It would be recalled that the President while condemning the spate of violence in Imo State in the aftermath of the destruction of buildings and assets of the Police and the home of Prof. George Obiozor, President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, pledged to review the security situation in southeast Nigeria.

“President Buhari has also voiced his concern over the frequent power outages, apologising to Nigerians and assuring a quick relief to the situation,” he said.

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