Goddy Jedy Agba, minister of state for power, says power failure is a thing of the past in the country.
Speaking at a town hall meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, Agba said by the end of the year, 85 percent of the citizens will have access to electricity.
The town hall meeting, organised by the federal ministry of information and culture, was meant to showcase the achievements of the Buhari administration on infrastructure development.
The minister said the federal government is working hard to ensure that all houses are metered in the country.
“Power failure is a thing of the past,” he said.
“By the end of the year, 85 percent of Nigerians will have electricity. Also, all the houses will be metered – you will only pay for what you consume.”
According to him, many of the power projects started by the federal government will be completed before the end of Buhari’s tenure.
But Nigeria is still experiencing major power supply cuts.