The Federal Government has promised to generate 6, 000 megawatts by
December 2016 based on the measures put in place to achieve maximal
supply of electricity to consumers in the country.
was stated by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde
Fashola during a visit by delegates from the International Monetary
Fund, IMF, in his office.
The Minister who was represented by the
Minister of State Power, Works and Housing, Hon Mustapha Shehuri,
maintained that the Buhari-led administration will not rest until it
achieves the target of power generation, address infrastructural decay
in the sector and a sustainable economy.
He also acknowledged
that the country a population of over 160 million people has a severe
challenge of infrastructural decay and deficiency and traceable to
endemic corruption over the years by past administrations.
to the Minister the government through its unveiled Road Map to Power
will tackle the decay of infrastructure via a holistic approach.
are expecting that our generating capacity will be over 6, 000
megawatts by end of 2016, 10, 000 in 2019, and 30, 000 megawatts in
2030, and as planned within the maxim of incremental, stable and
un-interrupted power”, he stated.
The Minister further assured
that with the recent steps taken by the government to harness the
abundant solar energy in the country by the signing on the Power
Purchase Agreements, PPAs, with 14 companies in nine states and the
Federal Capital Territory, FCT.