Nigeria to generate 12000MW of electricity by 2016

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Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) chairman Dr Sam Amadi has said the electricity generation nationwide would hit 12,000 mega watts before the end of 2016.

According to the Chairman this would be made possible as the commission had issued licences to private power plant operators for generation of over 20,000 megawatts of power within the next three years.

“I am sure that with all the efforts put in place, our power generation will surely surpass our target by 2016,” he said.

Amadi added that the huge foreign investment on the sector in recent time was a product of the reforms and regulations put in place by the government.

Amadi said the sector had suffered decades of neglect and appealed for understanding, adding that the commission had directed consumers not to pay any service charge to the distribution companies any time power was not supplied for two weeks.