Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, says power generation will increase this year by 2,000 Mega watts.
This is contained in a statement by Etore Thomas, Assistant Director (Press), from the ministry on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the increase is due to plans undertaken by the present administration in the sector.
It stated that Fashola made the statement while he was defending the Ministry’s budget before the Senate Committee on Power and Mines.
It added that a lot had changed in the management of power in the country in recent times.
The statement stated that distribution of power was no longer government business, but had been taken over by private companies.
It stated that government privatised power generation with transmission aspect being managed by Manitoba International of Canada at present.
According to the statement, the 2016 budget focuses more on the transmission, completion of on-going projects, refurbishing power plants and tackling gas supply issues.