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“The power we are selling to four countries is not needed in Nigeria” – FG says

"The power we are selling to four countries is not needed in Nigeria" - FG says

Oyogist has learned that the federal government of Nigeria, has claimed that the electricity being sold to four neighboring African countries in not needing in Nigeria.

This is despite the poor state of power supply in the country.

According to the managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Chairman, Executive Board of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, ” Nigeria is in talks with four West African countries to sell unused Electricity to them through a planned $570 million Northcore Power Transmission Line.

Abdulaziz said further:

“The power we will be selling is the power that is not needed in Nigeria. These generators that are going to supply power to this transmission line are going to generate that power specifically for this project. So it is unutilised power.

“In addition, there are some communities that are under the line route, about 611 of them which will be getting power so that there won’t be just a transmission line passing without impact.“Nigeria has the greatest advantage among these countries because the electricity is going to be exported from Nigerian GenCos. So from that, the revenue is going to be enhanced and a lot of people will be employed in Nigeria.”

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