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Power minister promises improved electricity supply in six months

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The newly appointed minister of power, Adebayo Adelabu, has assured Nigerians that they will experience better electricity supply in the next six months to one year. He said this on Friday at the Ladoke Akintola Airport in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, while speaking with reporters.

 

Adelabu, who was one of the 45 ministers sworn in by President Bola Tinubu on Monday, said he was aware of the challenges facing the power sector, but he was confident that they could be overcome. He said he would work hard to lay a solid foundation for a stable power supply in the country.

 

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He further stated that one of his priorities was to ensure the completion and inauguration of the Zungeru 700mw hydropower plant in Niger state, which he said would be the biggest in sub-Saharan Africa. 

 

“We know it is not something that is achievable overnight but we believe that once the foundation is laid, others can also build on it,” he said.

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“I can tell you that between six months and one year, we will start seeing improvements in the power sector.

 

“The Kainji dam that we all grew up to know, supplies about 460mw, Shiroro dam supplies about 520mw.

 

“This is a new era and I will use everything that God has given me to ensure that we have stable power supply in the country.”

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