20181119

Presidency Lists Buhari's Achievements In The Power Sector

Here's a statement from the presidency listing the successes President Muhammadu Buhari has made in the power sector;

~From 2015 till date, the Buhari/Osibanjo-led government of change has succeeded in increasing power generation, transmission and distribution in the country and there are facts to back up these claims.

~Power generation was 4000 megawatts in 2015, it has now increased to 7000 megawatts.

~Power transmission was 5000 megawatts in 2015, it has now been increased to 7000 megawatts.

~Power distribution has increased from 2,690 megawatts in 2015 to 5,222 megawatts in 2018.

~The government is in fact in the process of delivering additional generation from Kaduna, 215MW; Afam IV, 240MW; Kashimbilla, 40MW; Gurara 30MW, and Dadinkowa, 29MW.

~Nine universities and 15 markets across the country have been lit up by the power distribution drive of the Ministry of Power.

~The construction of one big hydro-power plant of 700 megawatts in Zungeru, Niger state has reached advanced stage.

~Another mighty hydro power plant in Mambilla, Taraba state with a capacity to generate 3,050 megawatts is under construction.

~90 transmission projects are also going on nationwide with Apo, Mayo Belwa, Damaturu, Maiduguri, Odogunyan and Ejigbo being the recently completed ones.

~In the area of distribution, 100 injection sub-stations and a distribution expansion programme to be funded by the Federal Government are now in an advanced state of procurement.

~The evidence of the progress recorded in the power sector under President Buhari is captured in the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Report for Q2 of 2018, which shows a growth of 7.5 percent.