Nigeria: 1.150MW more power output expected


Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola disclosed that Nigeria’s total power generation stock is set to rise by 1.150MW between 2019 and 2020.

Speaking in Lagos, Minister Fashola said that the 700MW Zungeru hydro power plant and 450MW Okpai II gas power plant would come into operation in the next two years.

“It does not include independent power plants now under construction in nine federal universities with a plan to scale to 37, neither does it include 15 independent power projects targeting major markets now under construction to power 85,000 shops and small businesses,” said Minister Fashola.

Minister Fashola added that the the federal government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, has done well in the power sector and that the West African country was planning to liberalize participation in the power sector and enable the private sector to undertake the business of generation and distributing power.


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Latest Posts

Subscribe For Updates

Sign up for latest news and event info

Copyright © 2021 Energy Capital & Power. Privacy Policy · Terms of Use

Africa Oil & Power Transforms into Energy Capital & Power

The transition represents the company’s commitment to the future of energy investment, sustainability, inclusiveness and diversification.
Subscribe to our newsletter for more updates