Nigeria Distributes Just 3,000 MW of Power -Minister
The Federal Government says that the nation’s electricity problem can only be resolved through effective power distribution. This is because of the seven thousand megawatts currently generated by the country, only three thousand megawatts are being distributed.
Minister of Power, Engineer Sale Mamman stated this after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to him, Nigeria can generate up to thirteen thousand megawatts of electricity but cannot transmit all.
Revealing that memos were presented to the council on Wednesday, Mamman said the German government and energy giants Siemens, were being engaged to help address the problem of generation, distribution and transmission.
The Minister further said that the federal government is instilling measures to address issues of technical and commercial loss, through the ‘willing buyer, willing seller policy.’
Correspondent Philip Nwelih reports that the Federal Executive Council also approved contracts for the completion of inherited and abandoned water projects.
Contracts for the variation of Tada Shonga Irrigation Project in Shonga Kwara State, in addition to the revalidation of the Benin-Adumagbe-Igba-Akure Road Project in Edo and Ondo States were also awarded.