federal government to to connect the country to the Nigerian
of getting connected to the Nigerian electricity grid to the federal government.
Chadian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abakar Saleh Chachaimi made the
request during a visit to the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman in
While the ambassador stressed the historical and economic value of
connecting Chad to Nigeria’s electricity grid, the Minister of Power on
his own part said it would help in enhancing the long existing relations
between the two countries.
Mamman who approved the request to host his counterpart from the
Republic of Chad for a technical analysis of the request, said Nigeria
would evaluate it within the various projects under the Transmission
Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP) for possible integration.
The Minister said;
“I, therefore, direct the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) whose
representatives are part of this meeting, to come up with a business
case and implementation modalities. Based on that, we will write to the
Presidency to secure all the necessary approvals.”
Mamman disclosed that under the framework of the West African Power
Pool (WAPP) objective of promoting power exchange among ECOWAS member
states, the Republics of Benin, Burkina-Faso, Niger and Nigeria are
building an 875 kilometre 330 kilovolt power transmission line, the
“North Core Transmission line”.
Mamman also informed the Chadian delegation that currently, Nigeria
has bilateral contracts for supplying electricity to Niger Republic and
Benin Republic which has been ongoing for decades.