Stakeholders urge utilisation of Nigeria’s coal for power generation

24 March 2012, Sweetcrude, UYO – Stakeholders in Nigeria’s power sector have asked the government to utilise the nation’s coal deposit as source of power generation.

In a communiqué at the end of their bi-annual joint generation/operation planning meeting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, Friday, the stakeholders, who were mainly managers at the various generation and transmission stations across the country, said the nation’s huge quality coal deposits should be exploited for the benefit of power generation.

They stated that Nigeria had a lot of energy resources hence the need to harness the unexploited sources of power generation capacity to boost power supply in the country. Specifically,

The forum, specifically, harped on the need for the diversification into coal thermal stations in areas of abundant coal deposit like Enugu, Benue, Nassarawa and Kogi States.

The communique raed: “Also, it has been observed that the country has the potentials for additional hydro plants at various locations.

“These should be harnessed as hydro plants have proved to be highly reliable in our hdro-thermal generation mix”.

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