FG Assures Nigerians 18-Hours of Daily Power Supply By 2014
ABUJA – The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that there will be constant power supply of 18 hours daily by 2014 as the increase in power generation would translate to more hours of power supply in the country.
The Minister of State for Power, Alhaja Zainab Kuchi, stated this while speaking with reporters at the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja on Wednesday. She also assured that power generation in the country would peak at 10,000 megawatts by the end of December 2014.
The Minister who was in company of the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, were at the party’s secretariat to brief its leadership on the activities of their ministry in the last one year. Nebo directed the Minister of State to answer most of the questions by journalists after their interaction with the members of the National Working Committee of the party. She said, “In 2014, we envisage 10,000 mega watts. God willing, with our short term, long term and immediate strategies that we have in the ministry, working assiduously with all the other stakeholders in the power sector, we envisaged we would make it.
With all the other NIPP work going on and the Niger Delta Power Company coming up and to be commissioned by December 2013, we look forward to 10,000 megawatts come December 2014.
And this is what we are working towards; if we succeed making it more than that, we are very happy people. But we are focused on actually delivering 10,000 megawatts by 2014. And this, by our calculations and data we have on ground, will give at least between 17 and 18 hours of power supply to Nigerians.