Nigerians now enjoy 18 to 24 hours of electricity daily – Minister of Power claims

The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, has claimed that Nigerians are now enjoying 18 to 24 hours of electricity daily under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari

While speaking in an interview on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Tuesday, Mamman claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration since its assumption of power has improved the power sector.

The minister said the federal government had upgraded the 330KVA, the highest voltage in the country.

He added that 132 substations have been improved and the 40MW Kashimbilla station has been completed, Mamman noted that the work on Zungeru station in Niger has reached 70 per cent.

“We have improved our services. Before this government, they gave light for less than 10 hours a day, but today I can tell you that we give light from 18 to 24 hours in a day.”

The minister said before now, Nigeria had less than 3,000mw of capacity generation.

“But today, we can generate up to 5,500mw capacity, although we cannot transmit all due to some constraints.”

Mamman assured that power supply would further improve after Siemens AG of Germany begins work in the sector.

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