FG Unveils Plan to Generate 6,000MW Electricity within Six Months

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has unveiled the Federal Government’s ambitious plan to generate 6,000 Megawatts (MW) of electricity within the next six months, marking a significant leap forward in Nigeria’s power sector.

Speaking on Channel Television’s Politics Today, Adelabu emphasized the government’s commitment to addressing the challenges plaguing the power sector and ensuring a substantial increase in electricity generation.

Currently, Nigeria generates and transmits over 4,000MW of electricity, with distribution issues being the primary bottleneck. Adelabu, however, expressed confidence in overcoming these hurdles and achieving the targeted 6,000MW milestone.

Acknowledging the existing challenges, Adelabu reiterated the government’s determination to resolve them, leveraging the expertise of industry stakeholders and experts.

“We are currently at a little over 4,000MW today… But we are going to change the narrative in this administration. In the next six months, Nigerians should expect not less than 6,000MW of power generated,” Adelabu affirmed.

The minister highlighted Nigeria’s installed capacity of 13,000MW across hydropower and thermal plants, underscoring the need to optimize this potential to meet the nation’s electricity demand.

Adelabu called for patience from Nigerians as the government works to address the sector’s challenges, assuring citizens of a tangible improvement in power supply within the stipulated timeframe.

The announcement comes against the backdrop of a decline in power generation since January 2024, attributed to low gas supply. The national grid also experienced two collapses in the first quarter of the year, exacerbating the challenges facing the power sector.

Addressing concerns over tariff increases, particularly for Band A customers, Adelabu assured Nigerians that stable power supply would be a reality within the next six months, signaling a significant step forward in Nigeria’s quest for reliable electricity supply.

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