The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed that the transformation of President Goodluck Jonathan in the power sector is substantially yielding positive as the nation can now boast of at least 5, 500 megawatts of power supply.
This was disclosed Saturday during the inauguration of the rehabilitated Unit 6 and the overhauled Unit 4 of the Egbin Power Station in Lagos, which effectively added 240 megawatts to the national grid and also restored the power plant to its full capacity of 1,320 megawatts.
This according to President Jonathan is the first time the country’s power generation capacity be standing at 5,500 megawatts.
The President who was speaking at the official inauguration of Units 4 and 6 at Egbin said that, “The facility introduces not just improvement in generation capacity of our nation but it is also a clear representation of the next logical step in our vision for reliable and qualitative access to power for our people.
“Since I launched the roadmap on power on August 26, 2010 in Lagos, I have been greatly encouraged at the progress so far towards reforming the power sector.”
President Jonathan stated that based on the progress made so far, the country would get out of the current epileptic power supply very soon.