Buhari’s Body Language Not Responsible For Improved Power Supply – Ex Power Minister, Nebo



Contrary to widespread belief that the recent improvement in the nation’s power supply is occasioned by the fear of President Muhammadu Buhari and his anti-corruption stance, former Power Minister Prof. Chinedu Nebo has attributed the improvement to efforts of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Prof. Nebo argued that Former President Goodluck Jonathan did his best to transform the power sector, but was frustrated by saboteurs.

The former minister, who served as the pioneer vice chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) before he was appointed minister, said it would be wrong for Nigerians to attribute the improvement in power supply to President Muhammadu Buhari’s body language and his anti-corruption stance.


Nebo spoke in Ikole Ekiti on Saturday, where he was conferred with an honorary chieftaincy title of the Atayese of Egbeoba kingdom by the Elekole, Oba Ajibade Adewumi Fasiku.

Nebo said: “Some said it was Buhari’s body language that brought the improvement, but I didn’t know what they meant. You can see that these saboteurs have stopped regular bursting of the gas pipes that powered the electricity since President Buhari came on board. Some people did not want Jonathan to succeed.

“Some of these people were doing this great disservice because they did not like President Jonathan. The regular supply is Jonathan’s labour. The present administration has not added any value to the sector and Nigerians must appreciate this.

“President Buhari will do wonders if he strengthens embedded generation and built more infrastructure for transmission of power.

“He should also change the threshold for licensing from one megawatt to five megawatts because the former has no incentive for investors and I believe Nigeria will leapfrog from 4,000 megawatts to something more appreciable, if this is done.”

On the perceived marginalisation of the Southeast from key appointments made so far, Nebo appealed to the people of the zone to be patient with the President.

He noted that the lopsidedness would be corrected in the next appointments.

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  1. The public is yet to see the hand over note by the GEJ administration to the present Buhari government. In that hand over note the public will know what was done by the passed administration and the new things to be done by the present government. Corruption is not only on finance but also on body language and so Democracy should be practiced in full.

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