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Nigeria’s power generation will increase from 4,000 to 10,000MW by the end of 2015, according to Nigeria’s minister of power Chinedu Nebu
The minister stated that the current power outages have occurred due to the attack of gas pipelines in the country, assuring journalists while speaking at the Nigerian Stock Exchange that the pipes will be repaired to rectify this problem.
“Everybody is asking that question of 24 hours uninterrupted power supply, it is not easy to answer it because Nigeria's population has grown. The facilities in place were not designed for the huge population we have today,” the minister said.
”Actually it is the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan that has started addressing the incredible dilapidation that the country power sector has experienced in the last few decades. It is this administration that has raised power generation from 2,500 to 4,000MW, by the end of the year 6,000MW plus will be achieved and by the end of 2015 more than 10,000MW will be attained," the minister added.
Nigerians across the country expected that there will no longer be power outages following the privatization of the state-owned power company Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
“We will soon get there, I cannot give you specific time. But I can assure you that before the end of this year many Nigerians will experience improved power supply,” Nebu stated.