Fashola Dims Hope, Says Magic Can’t Resolve Nigeria’s Electrical Energy Issues
The Minister of power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has declared that the nation’s electricity issues cannot be solved by magic. He spoke of the issue of vigour provide within the nation is slowly being solved. Information from the ministry revealed that as of 6 AM on Wednesday, October 17, Nigeria’s complete vigour technology stood at three,729 megawatts.
The minister made the remark whereas speaking on the inauguration of the 2x100MVA, 132/33kV vigor transformers at the Ejigbo Transmission Substation, on Thursday in Lagos. Fashola pointed out the govt extended the transmission substation to serve the starting to be the population in the area, adding that the ability had been expanded from 120MVA to 300MVA.
“This substation becomes in-built 1970; the ability changed into 60MVA then; aside from the addition of an extra 60MVA, this community has grown exponentially; so, they have exceeded the installed means here,” Fashola pointed out
“Between that point and when President Buhari came three years in the past, some people had been there. but they’re going to come back to you; so, when they arrive again, ask them if they didn’t be aware of the place to buy transformers.
“The problem of electricity is slowly being solved, one after the other. anyone will inform you he will do magic; inform him, ‘How?’ He may still explain to you. We inherited 800 containers for power gadget left in the port for 10 years. President Buhari gave us approval, and we now have recovered 690,” Fashola stated.
On his part, the Managing Director of Transmission enterprise Nigeria (TCN), Usman Mohammed, stated the installation of the two units of 100MVA transformers at the Ejigbo Transmission Substation changed into funded by the realm financial institution throughout the company’s task administration unit.
“With the enhance within the Ejigbo substation’s means, the TCN has considerably extended bulk electrical energy attainable within the substation for the Ikeja electrical energy Distribution business to take to its customers. as a result, electricity patrons in Ejigbo, Egbe, Oke-Afa, Shasha, Ikotun, Ijegun, and Idimu town will now have more helpful vigour give from Ikeja electric powered.”
“different merits encompass relieve of some overloaded feeders in Egbe, Shasha, and Oke-Afa. additionally, the Lagos airport will now have greater load allocated to it. superior vigour supply in these areas will positively affect the socio-economic construction of the areas in certain and the economic climate at gigantic,” he talked about.