FG to increase national grid capacity to 11,000MW

FG to increase national grid capacity to 11,000MW

- The presidency says there would be critical upgrade interventions in the transmission and distribution segments of the power sector

- The Nigerian government explains that in partnership with Siemens, it would increase the operational grid capacity to 11,000MW over the next few years

- The presidency says the implementation agreement for the roadmap was signed on July 22, 2019, in a ceremony presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari

Electricity supply in the country may soon improve following the plan by the federal government to increase the operational grid capacity to 11,000MW.

The presidency on Monday, October, 21, tweeted that there would be a critical upgrade of interventions in the transmission and distribution segments of the power sector, developed by the federal government in partnership with Siemens.

According to the statement, the agreement would lead to an increase in the operational grid capacity to 11,000MW over the next few years.

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The presidency explained that the implementation agreement for the roadmap was signed by on July 22, 2019, in a ceremony presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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"The Nigeria Electrification Roadmap (NER) is a set of critical upgrade interventions in the transmission & distribution segments of the power sector, developed by @NigeriaGov in partnership with @Siemens, to increase operational grid capacity to 11,000MW over the next few years," the tweet read in part.

"The Implementation Agreement for the Roadmap was signed by @NigeriaGov and @Siemens on July 22, 2019, in a ceremony presided over by President @MBuhari."

The federal government also gave unfolding timeline of the transformational roadmap as follows:

Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government has spent N1.5 trillion on the power sector in the past two years.

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The Cable reports that Osinbajo said this on Tuesday, September 24, at the Kainji hydro power plant in Niger state.

The vice president who was represented by the minister of power, Saleh Mamman, further said the government is putting in place policy reforms that will ensure that Nigerians have access to affordable electricity.

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