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Nigeria: expansion programme on track, says Minister Shehuri

In West Africa, Nigeria’s minister of State for Power, Mustapha Shehuri, inaugurated a 132/33 KV transformer in Funtua, Katsina State increasing power to local governments by 200%.

The Daily Post reported that during the Minister’s address, he highlighted that the country’s plan to generate 20,000MW of power over the next four years was on track.

Expansion programme on track

According to Shehuri, government is in the process of replacing faulty transformers nationwide and installing new ones in order to ensure steady power supply to the nation, the Daily Post reported.

The Minister added that the ongoing transmission rehabilitation and expansion programme would facilitate full utilisation of the more than 7,000MW of power currently available. Read more…

“Government is determined to provide safe, reliable and sustainable power supply to the citizenry,’’ the minister said.

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)

Citing an earlier statement by TCN managing director, Usman Mohammed, the Daily Post  said that focus was being placed on the completion of power transformer installations across the country using its engineers and other in-house staff.

He said that the company’s regional managers had been mandated to supervise the installations.

According to Mohammed, the transmission company has successfully achieved frequent control, first of its kind in 20 years.

He announced that TCN would establish three additional sub-stations in Kaduna at Keke, Rigasa and Kakau to boost power transmission in the state capital, media noted.


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Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.