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Only 12 States Generate Electricity for Nigeria

An investigation by THISDAY on the geographical spread of Nigeria’s electricity generation sources has shown that out of the 36 states in the country and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, only 12 states, majority of which are located in the South, supply the entire volume of electricity used in the country.

According to data from the Advisory Power Team in the office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, about 29 power generation plants are currently in operation in the country. These plants, according to the Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), an umbrella association of the Gencos, had an overall generation capacity of 12,000 megawatts (MW) in 2017.

However, a geographical map of the plants’ locations obtained at the weekend in Abuja by THISDAY from the webpage of the Advisory Power Team showed that with the exception of Niger and Kogi states, which host three hydro power Gencos – Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro plants – the other Gencos are all located in states in the South.

THISDAY, April 29, 2018

 

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