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FG approves N1.5 bln for Egbin power plant repairs

by Business News Report

The Federal Government of Nigeria has released N1.5 billion for the overhaul of unit six plant at Egbin Power Station. The Minister of Power, Prof. Berth Nnaji, made this known while fielding questions with journalists in Lagos on Saturday, saying the approval was in response to an earlier request by the management of the power station. The request was made during Nnaji’s tour of power plants in the country on assumption of office.
He said that government had in the interim successfully recovered abandoned plants aimed at optimal electricity generation. According to him, the resuscitation of the power plants increased national electricity generation to 4,300MW compared with the figures that oscillated between 3,000MW and 3,200MW watts in the past. Nnaji added that the nation also had a reserve of 300 MW of electricity, which, he noted, remained the beauty of the recovered power plants. The intervention measures, the minister said, had translated into improved electricity supply in line with the administration’s aspiration of achieving a short term target of 5,000MW by December. “When I make promises, I ensure I accomplish them. We have approved and given the money to rehabilitate unit six at Egbin Power station.

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