Canadian Manitoba’s License not revoked-Nigerian President


NIGERIA’s President Goodluck Jonathan has denied a revocation of the license issued to Canadian Electric Power Company, Manitoba, to take over the operations of the Transmission Company of Ni

President Goodluck Jonathan

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The President stated this during his Presidential Media chat which holding in the President Villa, Abuja as at the time of filing this report.

Manitoba which participated in a highly competitive bidding process in the West African country and settled in to commence operations some few months ago, but in a move that jolted the nation Nigeria announced termination of the $24 million electricity contract with Canada’s state-owned Manitoba Hydro. This was the position of the Presidency in a setback for plans to privatize a moribund power sector that is holding back economic growth.

The hiring of Manitoba to manage the national power transmission network had been seen by industry experts as a major step forward for the reform process, with the presidency saying that President Goodluck Jonathan annulled the deal because “due process was not followed in the award of the contract”.


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