OBA SIJUWADE’S PLACE IN HISTORY IS ASSURED – BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari has received with
sadness news of the transition of one of Nigeria’s
foremost traditional rulers, the Ooni of Ife, Oba
Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II.
President Buhari extends sincere condolences to
the late Ooni’s family, his friends, associates and
subjects, as well as the government and people of
Osun State on the departure of the First Class
Monarch.
The President joins them in mourning the revered
traditional ruler who will be long remembered and
celebrated for his worthy service, over more than
three decades, as the Chief Custodian of the
traditions of the Yorubas and his invaluable
contributions to the sustenance of the cultural
heritage of his people within and outside Nigeria.
President Buhari believes that Oba Sijuwade’s
place in posterity has already been assured by his
long and worthy service to his people and country
as well as his notable contributions to the
development of his community, state and country
as a leading businessman, administrator and
inspirational traditional ruler.
As they mourn his passing, President Buhari urges
the Ooni’s family, friends, associates and subjects
to be consoled by the knowledge that he lived a
very fulfilled life, and has left worthy legacies for
his successors to build upon.
He prays that God Almighty will comfort all who
mourn Oba Sijuwade and bring forth a worthy
successor to to take his place on the ancient
throne of Ile-Ife.
Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)

WE MUST HAVE STEADY ELECTRICITY FOR FASTER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday in
Abuja that his administration will give the fullest
possible attention to boosting power supply in
Nigeria because it was convinced that steady
electricity will launch the country into faster socio-
economic development.
Speaking after being briefed by the Permanent
Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Ambassador
Godknows Igali, President Buhari said that his
administration had already identified the critical
problems in Nigeria’s power sector and was taking
appropriate actions to address them.
The President said that his administration had also
prioritized certain measures in its action plan to
boost electricity supply in Nigeria.
“The problems besetting our power sector are not
difficult to identify. Therefore, priorities can be
easily set in order to tackle them.
“The problems are more with transmission than
generation, and we equally need to secure the
power infrastructure round the country.
“We will address all these issues,” the President
assured.
Ambassador Igali told the President that power
generation in Nigeria which was 1,750 MW in 1999,
had now peaked at 4,600 MW.
He added that gas was available to take generation
to 5,500 MW in a short time, but that the country
needed to expand its electricity infrastructure to
accommodate additional power generation.
Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)