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Many Nigerians now have Power for Longer Hours compared to 2015 – Fashola

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Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has said power generation and transmission has increased in the country, since he assumed office.

Daily Trust reports that the minister made this known while marking his third year in office in Abuja.

Transmission wheeling capacity among others has reached 8,000 megawatts, Fashola said.

The minister said: “I am proud and happy to report that we have walked that talk and we have delivered visible results and recorded qualitative progress. Generation has increased from 4,000MW in 2015 to 7,000MW; transmission was 5,000MW, I’m told that the last simulation is around 8,000MW in transmission. Distribution has improved to 5,000MW.”

Fashola added that generation capacity will soon be increased – 215MW from Kaduna Plant, 240MW from Afam IV in few months, 40MW from Kashimbilla, 30MW from Gurara and 29MW from Dadin Kowa plant.

Power generation projects are also ongoing in 9 universities, he said, adding that the 700MW Zungeru and 3050MW Mambilla projects, are in execution.

“We are also planning to deliver additional transmission capacity from 90 projects nationwide with Apo, Mayo Belwa, Maiduguri, Odugunyan and Ejigbo being examples of recently completed ones,” Fashola said.

He added: “The report of our survey and feedback mechanism confirms that many of you now have public power for longer hours compared to 2015 and that you now run generators for shorter period compared to 2015; and also, you now spend less money on diesel to power your generators.”

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9 Comments

  1. Amara

    November 13, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Dunno about the rest of y’all but I had more nepa light and rarely used gen in 2015. Since buhari took office power supply has been so bad …We had to get an inverter… that we’re even charging with gen sometimes ???

  2. Person pikin

    November 13, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Story!!!!

  3. nene+

    November 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    You mean torch light business is booming? or phone charging business everywhere? huh!

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      November 13, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      I honestly don’t even know why any government official will have the shamelessness to proudly declare this.

      Your citizens now have light for longer hours? Hours, not days??? So, in 2018, of this new millennium of Our Lord, this is something to we want to tight to our collective chest as a lofty achievement?

      Shame on all of you silly government people – Nigeria is still dragging giant when Kenya, Gabon, Mali etc. can at the very least guarantee uninterrupted power supply to their countries for much longer than “hours”.

  4. Oprah

    November 13, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Lies. I hate these people. This half bread is better than none has to stop. What is it? Year in, year out, same old bullshit. Can’t wait to leave thia country and take my whole family.

  5. Baybie

    November 13, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    For where? Even Fashola knows there is no light in his own house!

  6. odior

    November 13, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    this is a lie

  7. gbaskelebo

    November 13, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Bros Fash,,, Just do us a favour and stop talking.

  8. Ugougo

    November 14, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Liar Liar Linus. I really do not blame you all. You can open your mouth to lie so shamelessly because y’all have conquered most Nigerians with LACK, and WANT that they shave no strength to stand up to y’all. . Dear Nigerians, these ones are the village people we are talking about.

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