Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has confirmed that serious plans are under way to evacuate the 2,000mw stranded power in the national grid as additional 945 megawatts of electricity would be added to the national grid before the end of this year.
NIGERIA’s current power generation has reached 7000 Mega Watts, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said.Fashola said this on Friday in Calabar at the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing 4th Edition Retreat for top directors, heads of units and chief executives of agencies and parastatals.
Babatunde Raji Fashola.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN has commiserated with the government and people of Lagos State over the tragic tanker explosion which occurred on Thursday evening outward Lagos towards Ojodu Berger.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is ever ready to support the Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) in whatever way to enhance the distribution of petroleum products across the country.
UGO AMADI, Assistant Business Editor
With the hope of reviving the fortunes of Nigeria’s privatised electricity market which is currently under immense operational stress, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), new commissioners have outlined six areas the regulatory agency would focus on going forward.
The Senate on Tuesday, summoned the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, over the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Monday warned the distribution companies in the country to step up their service delivery or quit.
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will present the 2017 appropriation bill to the National Assembly next week, a government official said on Wednesday.
Against the backdrop of lack of electricity in some parts of the country, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has promised improved transmission across Nigeria.
Work is to commence in full as the duo of the Dangote Group and the Federal Government signed a landmark contract document on Tuesday in Abuja.