How will you tackle the problem of electricity?
It has to be a mix of power supply techniques and technology is our friend in this regard. Currently we are at the miserable 3000 megawatt of electricity. This country needs at least 24000 immediately for us to have some kinds of grasp around power supply and we are not talking about supply of electricity for people to fall asleep with fan and refrigerator alone, we need industrial level supply of electricity. Therefore, industries can rely on the National grade to have electricity.
One of the areas we want to tap into is solar energy and we have African examples to follow. If you just do a small research, you will find out that people in Morocco have done it so successfully; Egypt just recently generated 17000 megawatt of electricity that was led into their nation’s grid. It was what I was crying about when they said Nigerian economy has surpassed that of South Africa and without electricity, we are deceiving ourselves. We do not even have electricity for kids who want to do their homework be they go to bed.
So, if we rapidly and tab into gas, hydro, coal am not a big fan of coal. We have coal it is still 10% of how US is generating electricity. Immediately you get the electricity right the GDP will increase almost immediately and perhaps by percentage that will surprise the economists.
Without getting electricity right, you cannot even get security right, you cannot get education right, you cannot get health right and you cannot get agriculture right.