By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Federal Government has claimed that Nigerians now get 18 to 24 hours of electricity on daily basis.
Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, stated this in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Tuesday.
Mamman stated that the Buhari administration had improved the power sector, adding the federal government had upgraded the 330KVA, the highest voltage in the country.
The minister confirmed that 132 substations have been improved and the 40MW Kashimbilla station has been completed.
According to him,work on Zungeru station in Niger State has reached 70 percent.
For Mambilla, the Mamman said the feasibility studies have been concluded and that contractors will soon begin construction.
“We have improved our services. Before this government, they gave light for less than 10 hours a day, but today I can tell you that we give light from 18 to 24 hours in a day,” he said
Mamman said before now, Nigeria had less than 3,000mw of capacity generation.
“But today, we can generate up to 5,500mw capacity, although we cannot transmit all due to some constraints.” he said..
The minister assured that power supply would further improve after Siemens AG of Germany begins work in the sector.