Abubakar Aliyu, the recently appointed Minister of Power, has stated that he is not a magician and that he will simply do his best to improve the electrical sector.
When Aliyu started working at the ministry on Monday, September 6, he claimed this. On September 1, President Buhari revoked Sale Mamman’s appointment as Minister of Power and replaced him with Aliyu, who used to be the Minister of State for Works and Housing.
While speaking to the ministry’s personnel, Aliyu stated that he is not coming to do magic in the sector and urged all stakeholders to cooperate with him to boost the country’s electricity supply.
“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.
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.”he said