Nigerian Government says electricity supply will improve with the delivery of 800 containers of imported power generation and distribution components stuck at the ports since three and eight years ago. This is just as the government says electricity generation improved in the last 12 months, peaking at above 5074MW for the first time in the nation’s 63-year-old electricity history.
Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, said the country’s power generation short of about 3000MW of electricity lost to vandalism, hinting of government’s talks with the Niger Delta militants behind the vandalisation.
Fashola also assured electricity prepaid meters would soon get to every home in Nigeria. Fashola said local manufacturers of the pre-paid meters have increased their monthly production capacity from 25,000 to 50,000. The minister urged Nigerians to be patient, adding that Power Sector Privatisation was just three years old and required more time to stabilize.