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Govt commissions two power plants



. As NIPP’s contribution hits 2,500MW

THE Federal Government has commissioned new Turbine Unit of Egbin Power station and Olorunsogo power plant to boost electricity supply in the country.

  Besides, the Nigerian National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) contribution to the national grid has reached 2,500MW on regular basis.

  Speaking at the commissioning, President Goodluck Jonathan, said the completion and commissioning of the plant is another manifestation of his commitment to delivering on his promises to complete inherited projects and launch new ones for the benefit of Nigerians.

  Noting the challenges in the various sectors,  Jonathan said his administration has delivered substantially on his electoral promises, pointing out that progress in the power sector cannot be denied going by attestation from local and international stakeholders.

  He said that the commissioning of Olorunsogo plant will increase megawatt available to the national grid and further enhance the gradually improving power supply situation in the country.

  He emphasized that Nigeria is improving and developing under his watch, assuring the nation that if he is re-elected, he will speed up expansionary development policies and innovations for the good of the citizenry.

  The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Power, Dr Godknows Igali, said that  the event was a continuation of strings of successes the power sector has been recording under the present administration.

  “This is another landmark accomplishment for all Nigerians. Our generation capacity is improving; our transmission wheeling capacity has expanded and distribution firms are upgrading their capacity and infrastructures. Our headache – vandalisation is been tackled headlong through renewed and intensive collaboration with communities. And we are recording successes”, Igali said.

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