Mamman says Nigeria now generates 13,000mw of power

Mamman says Nigeria now generates 13,000mw of power

The Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, says Nigeria’s installed grid power generation capacity has grown from 8,000mw to 13,000mw under the leadership of President Buhari.

He said that on Wednesday during the 2021 budget defence before the House of Representatives Committee on Power in Abuja.

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According to him, the distribution system had the capacity to evacuate 5,500mw of power having grown from 4,500mw in 2015.

“Under the able leadership of President Buhari, the country’s grid power capacity has increased significantly from the time this administration took over in 2015 to date.

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“During the period between 2015 to date, the sector has recorded successes and has faced challenges.

“In order to deliver this administration’s promise of providing stable and affordable power to Nigerians, a way forward was defined and supported by Mr President’s political will,” he said.

The lawmakers expressed displeasure with the minister for not ensuring sanctions for Distribution Companies (DisCos) for alleged “gross irresponsibility and wickedness in the execution of their contract”.

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