Thursday, April 24, 2014

Nigeria's Poor Power Supply Resolved

One of Nigeria's major problems, poor power supply,is on the verge of being solved. The recent figures published by the Federal Government on April 22, 2014 gives credence for this optimism.

Fewer system collapses, decreased vandalism of critical infrastructure and improvements in service delivery enabled significant growth to 4,000MW, as compared to the previous level of 3,000MW.

The statement by the Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo, confirmed the exact figure of 4105.90MW.

The most populous area, Lagos and its environs got the highest share of 985.0MW, while the FCT, Abuja, received 410.80MW through Katampe and Gwagwalada power lines.
All the allegations that national power generation “is down to 2,000MW” were tagged as untrue.

The ministry also said that the commitments of the Federal Government to consolidate efforts at removing all bottlenecks to sufficiency in power supply, asked Nigerians for more patience and understanding in case the power supply is down.

It would be noted that the minister previously promised that if all goes well the transmission capacity will grow to 6000MW this year, however, he warned that steady power supply is unlikely to be achieved in 2014.

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