Nigeria Now Generates 7001MW of Electricity—Fashola
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has revealed that Nigeria now generates about 7001 megawatts of electricity.
According to the Minister, electricity transmission is up to 6,700 megawatts, while power distribution has risen to 4,600 megawatts.
However, he pointed out that this can be improved as government was working tirelessly to ensure Nigerians continue to enjoy power.
Speaking at the executive session of the National Council on Power meeting, the Minister noted for power generation to improve, states and local governments must pay more attention and implement the law on power sector reform programmes.
Mr Fashola called for more support, promising that government will not fail citizens.
According to PM News, the National Council of Power conference, which was held in Jos, Plateau State, involved discussions about actions aimed at solving issues of power generation, transmission, distribution, liquidity, metering and estimated billing, among other challenges.
The council comprises policymakers in the energy industry, members of the national assembly, permanent secretaries of power, commissioners and special advisers in charge of energy and power, chief executive officers of power companies, developing partners in the power sector and representatives of professional bodies.
Transmission, distribution, rehabilitation and expansion strategy towards the energy mix in the country was the focus of the meeting with the executive session headed by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing.
Other dignitaries at the event include the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, Chairman, House Committee on Power, Mr Daniel Asuquo, among others.