Despite collapse of grid 100 times during his tenure, Buhari says power sector transformed

President Muhammadu Buhari stated his administration has reworked the ability sector with numerous investments. He made this recognized on Friday throughout his 2023 Finances presentation on the Nationwide Meeting.

Throughout Buhari’s seven years tenure, Nigeria’s energy grid has collapsed 100 totally different occasions, throwing Nigerians into darkness, with households and companies growing their dependence on different energy sources.

This yr, the ability grid has collapsed six occasions in 10 months, whereas between 2010 and 2020, it has crashed 216 occasions. Regardless of this indicating Buhari’s administration is struggling to maintain the unstable gentle on, he stated the ability sector has been reworked.

Buhari informed the Nationwide Meeting that his administration has offered bespoke interventions such because the Siemens Energy Program, which might gulp $2 billion in funding.

He stated to reform the ability sector, funds have additionally been drawn from the World Financial institution, Worldwide Finance Company, African Growth Financial institution, JICA in addition to the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN).

“We now have reworked Nigeria’s difficult energy sector, via bespoke interventions such because the Siemens Energy Program, with the German authorities beneath which over 2 billion US {Dollars} will probably be invested within the Transmission Grid.

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“We now have leveraged over billions of US {dollars} in concessional and different funds from our companions on the World Financial institution, Worldwide Finance Company, African Growth Financial institution, JICA in addition to via the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, working with the Finance Ministry, to help the ability sector reforms.

“The Central Financial institution has additionally been impactful in its interventions to roll out over 1,000,000 meters to on-grid shoppers, creating a lot wanted jobs in meeting and set up. Our financing interventions have lately been complemented with the takeover of 4 electrical energy distribution firms and the structure of the Board of the Nigeria Electrical energy Legal responsibility Administration Firm.

“On the technology facet, now we have made vital investments in and incremental 4,000MW of energy producing property, together with Zungeru Hydro, Kashimbila Hydro, Afam III Quick Energy, Kudenda Kaduna Energy Plant, the Okpai Section 2 Plant, the Dangote Refinery Energy Plant, and others.”

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