by Isi Esene
Nigeria made power generation history (by our own standards) on Monday as the public power supply output reached a peak of 4,237MW.
According to the Daily Trust Newspapers, the power generation feat was revealed yesterday by the minister of Power, Professor Bart Nnaji, at a meeting with the ministry’s directors.
The statement which was signed by the minister’s special adviser on Media, Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe attributed the sharp increase to gas availability and commended the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) and the minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, for delivering on the promise to supply gas to the thermal plants.
“Gas is coming up gradually and when fully stabilised, we can easily hit 5,000MW,” he boasted.
The minister also announced that although the Kainji and Shiroro dam water level is presently high, the management of these hydro-power plants are operating a design which ensures the availability of water supply all year round for power supply.
Has there been an improvement in electricity supply to your neighbourhood or it’s the same old story? Let’s hear what you think about the Power minister’s declaration.