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Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) (right); Federal Controller, Works, Lagos, Adedamola Kuti and General Manager, Arab Contractors Nigeria Limited, Wael Salem, during the kick-off of rehabilitation of Ikorodu-Sagamu Road in Lagos… yesterday.

Nigeria’s minister for power, works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, on Friday said electricity distribution companies are responsible for poor power supply in the country.

The minister who spoke during an interactive session with members of the public held in Lagos said power generation in the country has increased from 4000 mega watts to 7000 mega watts.

Fashola, a former Lagos state governor explained that government on its part has done all required in ensuring regular power supply across the country.

“Power generation has moved from 4,000mw to 7,000mw. The responsibility of now bringing power to your homes lies now with the Distribution Companies,” Fashola said.

“Let us be clear, all the powers that Government had, as far as the Power value chain, were already decided upon. The privatization was already completed and the only control Government had was as a transporter, in Transmission,”

On other plans of increasing the megawatts, Fashola said power plants across the country are being engineered to increase power generation.

“Azura will give us 459mw, while Kaduna is bringing 215mw, 2 turbines are already being tested. There's 240mw in Afam and ready to go. If we add these 3, that's roughly 1,000mw new power generation to the grid,” Fashola said.



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