Nigeria needs 180,000MW of electricity – ANED
For Nigeria to overcome the challenge of the epileptic power supply, the country needs not less than 180,000 megawatts of electricity.
This was the submission of the Executive Director, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, (ANED), Sunday Oduntan, in his remarks at a stakeholders forum organised by the Ogun State House of Assembly, on Wednesday. Oduntan urged the Federal Government to improve on the megawatts generation saying power generation is too low.
He noted that there is corruption in the power sector of the country while commending the present administration for increasing the country’s megawatts to 5,150 the highest in history since 1980. “Nigeria has no credible population census, and you cannot distribute power without an accurate census. Nigeria needs about 180, 000 megawatts for there to be adequate power supply,” he said.