5,000 megawatts for Nigeria by December 2011
5 April 2011
Barth Nnaji, energy advisor to the president, has announced that Nigeria is committed to achieving electricity generation of 5000 Megawatts by the end of December 2011.
He made this announcement at a conference on energy organised in Lagos last Friday.
"Although our target is 40,000 MW by 2020, our current output is fluctuating between 3,800 MW and 4,000 MW", he said, it was reported by the Xinhua press agency.
President Goodluck Jonathan has made it a priority to reform the electricity sector. Earlier last month, the Bureau for public enterprises in Nigeria said it had received a total of 331 dossiers following a call for tenders launched with a view to privatization of the electricity sector in Nigeria, reports the site Ouestafnews.
According to a press release from the BPE posted on its website, some "157 enterprises have shown an interest in the management of the four thermal power stations and two hydroelectric stations and the remaining 174 are interested in the eleven distribution companies".