Power generation has risen to 7,000 mega watts - Fashola

Power generation has risen to 7,000 mega watts - Fashola

- Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing said the country is generating 7,000 mega watts of electricity

- Fashola noted that there is still more to be done adding that the ministry has moved forward from where it was three years ago

- Fashola recently said the country’s power generation would rise to 7001 megawatts in September

The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Friday, August 3, declared that the Nigeria’s current power generation has reached 7000 Mega Watts.

Fashola made this known in Calabar at the federal ministry of power, works and housing 4th edition retreat for top directors, heads of units and chief executives of agencies and parastatals.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister said as of three years ago, power generation was a problem as the country was 2,690 mega watts of electricity on the average.

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According to him, “Three years ago, the story was that power generation was the main problem of Nigeria. The story was that the distribution companies were complaining that they did not have enough energy to distribute to Nigerians.

“We were distributing averagely 2,690 mega watts of electricity to Nigerians, but today, that story has changed, distribution has risen to 5,222 mega watts, an all-time national high.

“Transmission has reached 7,000 while generation has reached 7,000. The problem has not finished but all we can say is that we have made progress.”

The minister said the federal government is constructing roads in all the 36 states of the federation some of which are being done through collaborative efforts.

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He said the government has spent over N300 billion on roads construction since coming to power three years ago.

Fashola said: “Before this administration, there was no housing policy but now we have one.”

On his part, Louis Edozien, permanent secretary of the ministry of power, said the retreat was put in place to appraise the performance of the ministry in the past 90 days.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Nigeria’s power, works and housing minister Babatunde Fashola said the country’s power generation would rise to 7001 megawatts in September.

This, he said, was coupled with transmission of up to 6,700 megawatts and distribution rising to 4,600 megawatts.

Fashola made the revelations while speaking at the executive session of the meeting of the National Council on Power.

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Source: Naija.ng

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