Friday, 29 July 2016
FG to generate 6,000 megawatts of electricity by December 2016, cc @DrJoeAbah
The Federal Government has promised to generate 6, 000 megawatts by December 2016.
It said based on the measures put in place, the target was achievable.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola gave this assurance during a visit by delegates from the International Monetary Fund, IMF, in his office.
Fashola, who was represented by the Minister of State Power, Works and Housing, Hon Mustapha Shehuri, insisted that the Buhari-led administration will not rest until it achieved the target of power generation, address infrastructural decay in the sector and a sustainable economy.
According to the Minister, the government through its unveiled Road Map to Power will tackle the decay of infrastructure via a holistic approach.
“We are expecting that our generating capacity will be over 6, 000 megawatts by the end of 2016, 10, 000 in 2019, and 30, 000 megawatts in 2030, as planned within the maxim of incremental, stable and un-interrupted power”, he stated.
The Minister further pledged that with the recent steps taken by the government to exploit the abundant solar energy in the country by the signing of the Power Purchase Agreements, PPAs, with 14 companies in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, the feat would be achieved. (Daily Post)