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Nigeria aims to double power generation by 2015

Nigerian power
minister Barth Nnaji
Enugu, Nigeria — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 25 October 2011 – Nigerian minister of power Barth Nnaji says there has been a significant increase in power generation and supply in the country, and predicts that Nigerians can expect much more in the near future.

Making this prediction to newsmen here, Nnaji pointed out that at present power generated in Nigeria was 4,000 megawatts (MW), and disclosed that what the country needed was between 20,000 and 40,000MW of electricity to serve the teeming population of over 150 million people.

The minister also disclosed that every effort was being made to grow power in the country to take care of the nation’s industrial and domestic consumption.

Nnaji, who was optimistic about the nation’s energy needs, had this to say, “let me say that we are growing power but will continue to do so. By 2015 we will double our power generation.”

He assured the people that the Jonathan administration was committed to ensuring that power was enjoyed by all in Nigeria, but expressed concern over power installations being vandalised and urged everybody to guard against vandalism.