Fashola Promises 10,000 Megawatts of Electricity by 2019

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The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola on Friday, June 2, said the federal government is set to provide 10,000 megawatts of electricity by 2019.

Fashola assured that the Federal Government’s plan to provide such high level of electricity distribution across the country by 2019 is still very much achievable.

In a statement from the ministry of power, the minister said the 10,000 megawatts target could be realized despite challenges faced by the power sector.

Fashola, the former governor of Lagos State, also added that the ministry was putting measures in place to ensure that the power sector recovery programme is geared towards achieving FG’s plans on increasing power supply, steady and uninterrupted power in Nigeria.

He also noted that as at May 29, 2015, when the Mohammadu Buhari administration took over leadership of the country, the available power on the grid was 2,690 megawatts.

Fashola then said that currently, the power on the grid has increased to 4,014 megawatts as at May 29, 2017. He said the supply however experienced a fall in February 2016 after the power sector faced 16 consecutive attacks on gas pipeline.

Edited by McDike Dimkpa

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