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Nigeria to see improved power supply by 3rd quarter – Nnaji

10 June 2012, Sweetcrude, ABUJA – NIGERIANS should be expecting significant improvement in power supply by the third quarter of this year, if what Power Minister, Prof. Bart Nnaji says is anything to go by.

This would be achieved as the nation’s long-awaited National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs) begin to come on stream between the third and fourth quarters of this year, Nnaji said.

He said in Abuja that begining from next month, 1,000MW from the NIPPs would be added to the national grid to bring total available capacity to 5,400MW.

According to him, with the completion of the NIPPs, expansion and upgrade of the transmission and distribution infrastructure, Nigeria should be able to generate 9,000MW by next year.

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  • Patrick

    Nnaji, Nnaji, Nnaji, pls stop this lies of government. If you start throwing this up now what will the treacherous Peoples Democratic Party , PDP use to deceive people into office in 2015.

    Pls do not render the Party handicapped ahead of the 2015 campaign for the presidency which the grEAT party plans to retain but is threatened by the ACN CPC closing ranks.

  • charles

    Don’t raise expectations when there is nothin on ground to show success This kind of information is what Nigerians are tired of hearin.You are yet to tell Nigerians how all the power you “generated” and added to the national grid is to be “distributed” to the consumer @ affordable cost to them.