A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

3,000MW power generation for Lagos soon

Olasunkanmi Akoni

19 November 2012, Sweetcrude, LAGOS — LAGOS State government Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr.Taofiq Tijanihas, says it the government will scale up electricity generation within the state to at least 3,000 megawatts within the next two years.

Meantime, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing, Lagos East Senatorial District has stressed the urgent need for private sector to buy into the energy sector as well as sponsor the training of quality manpower that will control the sector.

Tijani and Ashafa spoke at the weekend during a formal graduation ceremony in honour of first graduating set of 15 young electrical engineers under the Youth Energy Career Programme, YECP, run by the Lagos State Electricity Board, LSEB, and sponsored by Ashafa, with Siemens, a global player in the power sector as trainer partner.

Tijani, stated that the project is expected to be realised through continuing partnership with private sector investors in the state power sector.

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  • The government of Lagos state have repeatedly conducted their affairs in a manner that shows all hope may not be lost afterall in Nigeria. We salute the effort at actual governance and tenacity of purpose exhibited by the Fashola administration, and we urge the federal government of Nigeria and other states governments to emulate this. There is really no shame in copying what appears to be progressive and achieving results.