The federal government has said the country’s national grid would get an additional 4200 megawatts of electricity in 12 to 18 months.
This was revealed in a statement by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah.
According to Enelamah, this would be coordinated by the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council (NIPCAC).
He added that some power projects have been selected for the programme.
These power projects include the Aba Integrated Power Project, Kainji rehabilitation and expansion, power transmission, captive power projects for industry, Afam IV rehabilitation, Afam V rehabilitation, a Seplat gas facility and Alaoji power plant.
“The end-to-end power delivery project, which is being undertaken through Public-Private Partnership, ensures that generation, transmission and distribution are all aligned and simultaneously executed,” the statement added.
“The beauty of this project, which is a pilot, is the optimization of resources and also that the learning from it is intended to be used to unlock up to 2GW from under utilised NDPHC power plants.”