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Nigeria to generate 20,000ME electricity by 2026 – FG

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The Nigerian government plans to generate 20,000 megawatts of electricity by 2026, according to Power Minister Bayo Adelabu.

Adelabu made the announcement during a visit to the National Control Centre of the Transmission Company of Nigeria in Osogbo, Osun State on Friday.

He said that the government has set a target of achieving 60,000MW of electricity by 2060.

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The minister said that the government is on course to achieve these targets, given the experiences of other countries who have achieved more within the same time frame.

He said that the government has a target for transmission capacity, distribution capacity, and power generation capacity.

By 2026, we should be able to achieve 20,000 megawatts of electricity,” Adelabu said.

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He also announced that two more power substations would come up in the next few months, courtesy of the presidential power initiative of the Federal Government.

The minister warned that any employee found sabotaging the efforts of the government in the power sector would be punished accordingly.

He also assured that a panel has been set up to investigate the cause of the fire incident at the power substation of the TCN in Birnin Kebbi, recently.

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