Empowering Nigeria: FG Unveils Ambitious Plan for 6,000MW Power Surge

In a strategic move to address the nation’s power challenges, the Nigerian Government reveals a bold initiative to boost power generation to an impressive 6,000 megawatts within the next three to six months. The announcement came from the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, during a crucial meeting with key agencies under his ministry in Abuja on Monday.

Expressing dissatisfaction with the current 4,000MW generation capacity, Minister Adelabu highlighted the Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) as the weakest link in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry. Emphasizing the urgent need for Discos to enhance their performance, he underlined their critical role in improving the overall electricity supply nationwide.

Adelabu revealed that operational challenges arise from a gas shortage, affecting the availability of a significant portion of the installed capacity. To overcome this hurdle, the government aims to collaborate on an agreement to achieve a minimum of 6,000 megawatts within the specified timeframe.

The minister acknowledged the distribution sector as the closest link to consumers, describing it as the weakest point in the power supply chain. He stressed that without addressing distribution challenges and ensuring equitable distribution rights to Nigerians, other efforts in the power sector would be insufficient.

This ambitious plan signals a concerted effort to overcome existing obstacles and provide a significant power surge, marking a crucial step toward meeting the nation’s growing energy demands.

Newsflash Nigeria is an online newspaper that is developed and written exclusively for Nigerians. It’s packed with up-to-the-minute Local and National Economy News, Share & Capital Market, Health, Sports, Education, Technology, Business and Opinions.

To make further advert enquiries or place an order, please contact us at [email protected] and +2348053316946 and WhatsApp number 08033546732


Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi, writers and loves writing the story of politics, He is a movie addict. Adekanbi is a Senior Content Creator at Newsflash Nigeria contact me on email: [email protected]

Related Articles

Back to top button