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Nigeria To Generate Additional 2,000MW By December – Fashola

Posted: Feb 25, 2016 at 7:02 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Mr. Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, told the Senate Committee on Power and Mines that “various plans undertaken by the present administration in the sector” could mean daily power generation grows by 2,000 megawatts.
This would go towards meeting national power demand, augmenting the current daily generstion of 5,000 megawatts.
Fashola, stated this in the budget defence for the ministry of power at the Senate on Thursday.
The ministry’s budget of N433.4bn budget would help towards the completion of ongoing projects, refurbishing power plants and tackling gas supply issues.
These challenges include vandalism of pipelines, a shortage in the west of the country and difficulties reaching gas supplies in the east.
“If all these are well addressed, the expected projection would boost electricity generation in the country,” said a statement from the power ministry.
Fashola’s comments came in response to the chairman of the committee, Senator James Manager, who said that Nigerians should expect uninterrupted power supply, particularly as electricity tariffs have increased.