In a bid to resolve the current challenges around power supply in the country, the Federal Government has said it has acquired over a total of 10 mobile power stations.

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu disclosed this on Wednesday, February 28, when he met with the Forum of Commissioners of Energy in Nigeria in order to strengthen collaboration between the Federal and State governments towards achieving regular power supply.

Speaking in a press statement signed by the Special Adviser, Strategic Communications and Media Relations, Ministry of Power, Bolaji Tunji on Thursday, Adelabu said while addressing the forum which had 23 States in attendance, Adelabu begged for patience, saying power failure will soon be a thing of the past.

“We are poised to address the root cause of the electricity challenge. We have done enough diagnostics, we know the cause of the problem, and we are now in the implementation stage. We have realised that in the past, temporary solutions were applied to the challenges without dealing with the root cause”, he said.

Adelabu enjoined the Federal and State governments to seize the opportunity to work together.

“You can always call on me to intervene, I will stand by you and I know once the States start to perform and take up further responsibilities, it means I have also performed.

“When each of the States starts getting involved, there would be healthy rivalry akin to what we used to have in the days of regional government”.

Adelabu drew attention to Abia State where Geometrics Power Limited has established a 188 megawatts power generating plant supplying and distributing power to between seven and eight local government areas in the State.

“They enjoy 24-hour power supply; this is what we want States to also adopt. It might look difficult, but with tenacity and if we endure, it is achievable”, he said.

The Minister advised the State governments to get involved in distribution networks in their States and also bridge the metering gap.

“You can then discuss with the DISCOs how to capitalise your investment. State government can get involved in picking the executive management of the DISCOs. You already have about 40 per cent of the shares of the DISCOs.