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FG To Set Up National Council On Power

Channels Television  
Updated August 12, 2014

Power plantThe Federal Government of Nigeria has is planning to establish the National Council on Power to achieve the goal of providing sustainable power supply.

When established, the National Council on Power would assist in formulating useful policies and providing the much needed manpower in the power sector.

Speaking at a meeting in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of State for Power, Mr Mohammed Wakil, urged members of the council to use their expertise to make useful observations to the Federal Government to improve the nation’s power sector.

The Nigerian government had in November 2013 concluded the privatisation of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, but the process has not yielded much in the sector, as the total power generation is bellow 6,000 megawatts.

The government had said it would welcome more investments in the sector to boost the power supply, which experts said would create jobs and grow the economy.