FG Urges AfDB to Provide Support for Distribution Network Expansion

As the nation continues to grapple with epileptic electricity supply, the Federal Government has made a passionate appeal to the management of African Development Bank (AfDB), to assist in expanding its power distribution network, Vanguard reports.

The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri made the appeal at a meeting between officials of the Ministry and AfDB in Abuja. The minister noted that with support of the AfDB and other development partners, generation and transmission capacities in the country has increased to an all-time high of 7,001MW and 6, 800MW respectively.

Shehuri, therefore, added that the only area that needs more attention from the development partners is that of expansion of the distribution network. The minister also solicited for more support from development partners in the areas of technical and financial assistance to help the ministry fully implement the Power Sector Recovery Plan (PSRP) initiatives.

Source: Energy Mix Report


SOURCE :The Nigerian Voice (local news)

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