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“I Am Not A Magician, Says Newly Appointed Power Minister To Expectant Nigerians

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The newly appointed Minister of Power has reportedly promised to come add value to the Power sector.

The newly appointed Minister of Power has reportedly promised to come add value to the Power sector.

The previous occupier of the office was sacked on the 1st September, 2021. He was also replaced with Aliyu, who earlier served as the Minister of State for Works and Housing.

Engaging journalists on Monday having assumed duty at the Ministry, Aliyu said he was never in the ministry to perform magic.

He implored all stakeholders to put up concerted efforts in order to be able to ensures adequate power supply to the electricity consumers.

“I am here to work together with all of you. I listened carefully when some of you introduced yourselves with various titles working in the ministry of power. I want those titles to be translated to production of power to Nigerians from generation, transmission to distribution. That is when our titles will make more meaning,” Aliyu said.

“Otherwise, time would come when we would be ashamed to mention our names with those titles. So, I want to ask everyone from the permanent secretary down to the smallest on the ladder by rank in any part of the ministry of power to be dedicated and committed to the task ahead.

“I am not an electrical engineer or having anything to do with power in the past but I am an engineer and I know when something is going wrong I will detect it. I will not allow it and I will try my best to make amends, together with you or without you, because that is my mandate, to ensure that we succeed.

“Don’t look at me as the minister of power that I have come to make magic. No, I am not a magician. I am coming to add value to what you have already been doing. So let us work together in honesty and full commitment.”

The new power minister added that he was sent to the ministry to improve power generation, transmission, and distribution.

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