Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Maitama Tuggar, has provided assurance to Nigerians that there will be a significant improvement in electricity supply by the first half of 2024, thanks to the Siemens gas deal between Nigeria and Germany.
“In the coming year by the first half of next year (2024), there will be a remarkable improvement in the electricity supply in Nigeria,” he said to Channels TV, adding that the setbacks experienced in the past would be managed by President Bola Tinubu’s administration.
Tuggar said the gas deal between Nigeria and Germany is a win-win. He said, “The fact that we are exporting gas to Germany or we intend to do that does not mean that we are depriving Nigeria’s domestic gas needs; that will be fulfilled as well but you also need the revenue that would accrue from such exports to invest further in taking electricity and gas to other parts of Nigeria. So, it’s all interconnected and one does not stop the other from happening.”