Nigerian Government Announces over N225bn Revenue From Electricity Export to 3 Countries in 5 years
- A new report has shown that the Nigerian government made over N225 billion from electricity export
- The Central Bank of Nigeria provided the data while noting that the payment for 2021 was a decline when compared to the previous year
- Niger, Benin, and the Togo Republic are the three major countries that bought electricity from the federal government
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Despite the country's irregular power supply in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria has reported that electricity export to neighboring countries generated N29.95 billion ($72 million) revenue in 2021.
This follows the $84.26 million earned in 2020 and $142.3 million in 2019.
In the last five years in total, CBN data showed Nigeria earned $543.11 million(over N225bn) from electricity exports to neighboring nations such as Niger, Benin, and Togo Republic Nairametrics reports.
The revelation of federal government revenue from electricity export is coming on the heels of continuous power outages in the country as a result of recurrent grid collapses.
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