Nnaji promises more electricity by December

Channels Television  
Updated February 18, 2012

The Minister of Power, Bart Nnaji, said on Friday that power supply in Nigeria would reach above 9,000mw by December if all challenges confronting gas supply were resolved.
Mr Nnaji said this at a one-day meeting between the Ministry of Power and Ministry of Petroleum Resources with other stakeholders in the oil and gas sector in Abuja.
“As you know, the Federal Government has been doing a lot to ensure that we rapidly accelerate power supply situation in the country,’’ he said.
Mr Nnaji said President Goodluck Jonathan launched the power roadmap in 2010 and “as part of that, we are aligning the entire value chain of power production level. The critical element in that is that of gas supply.’’
He said the “Ministry of Petroleum Resources and Ministry of Power have been working together to ensure that we bridge whatever gap.’’
The minister said the country would collaborate with international oil producers and the producers of gas and transportation to ensure the supply of gas to power stations.
He said that when all the National Integrated Power Producers would start functioning in December and gas supply was steady to the plants, more electricity would get to consumers.