Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola yesterday said the statistics being quoted by the federal government in the power sector is vague and deceptive. Fashola who said this while speaking at the 2014 edition of the Lagos State Governor’s Education Awards in Ikeja added that lack of adequate electricity in the country is impoverishing the nation. He said the federal government is not sincere in its acclaimed efforts to tackle the problems of electricity in the country. According to him, “These children have the capacity to solve the problem of power in this country if they get the right funds even if the central government is busy lying about electricity. If they continue with those lies, the next generation of people in Lagos will solve it.
“It is important to understand that electricity is what is keeping Nigeria in poverty. We have done a basic power audit and we have discovered that an average two bedroom flat in Lagos will consume about over one thousand kilowatts of electricity. SEE MORE ON PAGE2