The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi on Monday night revealed what he discovered from his current journey to Egypt.
Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential flag bearer, has revealed his intention to use the knowledge he gained from his trip to Egypt if he becomes president of Nigeria in 2023. Obi said he learned in Egypt how they produced over 50,000 megawatts of electrical energy.
On June 14, Peter Obi embarked on a three-day trip to study Egypt’s power, education, planning, and finance sectors as part of a three-day visit to the country.
While his supporters praised the LP presidential candidate for embarking on the trip to Egypt, others criticized him, saying it was too late to make such moves.
The labour party presidential candidate said, despite having a population similar to Nigeria, South Africa, and Egypt produce over 50,000 megawatts of electricity.
The labor party presidential aspirant believes that Nigeria, the continent’s most populous country, can produce, distribute, and consume 15,000 megawatts of electricity within a four-year period if we have a serious government.
The presidential candidate throughout an interview on Channels TV on Monday stated he goes to the place individuals have achieved it proper to be taught.
Obi stated, “I go to places where people have successfully implemented programs. Egypt, Vietnam, and India have achieved the fastest electrification in the past five years, he said. I had a valuable meeting with the company that carried out the project and visited the Power Holding Company of Egypt and other agencies involved to learn what they did.
“The experience of Egypt I decided to go and learn. I visited the power plant to see what they were able to do within those five years. I visited the company that executed the project, had a very useful meeting, and visited the Power Holding Company of Egypt and other agencies involved to learn what they did..
“Within five years, Egypt has increased its power generation, transmission, and distribution from around 20,000 to over 55,000 megawatts of electricity. While a country like Nigeria with a population of 200 million generating only 4,000 megawatts, when Egypt and South Africa, two of the largest economies in Africa, produce over 50,000 megawatts and over 50,000 megawatts, respectively.”
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