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Nigeria embarks on expansion of power grid

28 May 2012, Sweetcrude, LAGOS – NIGERIA’s Power Minister, Prof. Barth Nnaji, says the government has carried out several transmission projects as part of efforts at evacuating more power into the national grid.

He said the the projects were also aimed at ensuring increased power wheeling capacity and system flexibility.

The minister spoke at the weekend at a town hall meeting in Lagos organised by his ministry.

Assuring that the government was addressing the transmission problem bedelling the nation’s power sector, Nnaji said the government was equally determined to deal with other issues that are impediments to smooth power flow to the citizens

Two of such projects were recently commissioned in Lagos and Kano. They involved the building of new transformers and transmission sub-stations.

The minister stated that Nigeria was in the process of developing her transmission network and that from July, the transmission network would be private sector-managed. “They will bring in speed, be able to anticipate issues and problems and address them proactively”, he said.

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  • Bethel

    The government has for a long time now be telling Nigerians that soon power will improve, billions of naira pumped into various power projects. But my question is when will Nigerians start enjoying the results of all these policies or projects. We want to feel the results of all these. When GSM came, even though it was costly, didn’t we dumped NITEL lines for Them? So we will pay if we see the power.