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Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by akinszz: 6:33am On Sep 27, 2016
THE Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has attributed a colossal loss of 3000 megawatts in the last six months (between April and September) to consistent vandalisation and sabotage of the country’s pipelines and assets. Fashola who gave this disclosure at the Wilson Centre, Washington DC, USA on the sidelines of the just concluded United Nation’s meeting, said, “over 3000 megawatt of power had been lost over the last six months due to consistent vandalism and sabotage of oil and gas pipelines and assets.”

He added that “the generating cap acity of the hydro plants was enhanced as their turbines, abandoned and not maintained for over three decades, received due attention pointing out that the increase in rainfall would not have meant much if the turbines were not repaired.” According to him, “In the last one year, we have done a lot of repairs and maintenance work so that every year, of course, there is increased circle of rainfall and water levels, but if you have three turbines and only one is working, you can only depend on one.

So where we had one working, we now have two, where we had two, we now have three. ”The hydros are giving us almost 400MW of power and that is a lot of power given our situation. And we have added about 1MW of Solar and there is more on the way.” The Minister had earlier promised that current boost in power would be further strengthened by various transmission projects currently being carried out in several axis of the nation’s six geo-political zones. TCN’s controversy On complaints attributing the transmission, TCN, as the weakest link in the power chain, Fashola, argued that progress was being made in the expansion of transmission, adding that it would be consistent with achieving incremental power within the value chain.

He stated that among areas listed to undergo such expansion projects include: “the Eastern Axis where the Ikot-Ekpene – Alaoji Transmission project takes off up to Enugu from where it would boost power all the way to Markurdi.” He also hinted that local issues that earlier hindered work, such as that of Itu and in Abia State had been resolved. He further added that some of the transmission projects had been completed, saying work was ongoing in the Kano-Kaduna Transmission Station, Lambe Transmission Station, Kumbotsu Transmission Station and the Alagbon Transmission Station in Lagos, among others. Continuing, he said, “We have finished the one in Okada in Edo State and there are more that have been awarded this year; the Gurara Transmission to take power from Gurara into Kaduna is nearing completion.

It is a site I have visited so work is going on”. However, Fashola, dispelled fears from some quarters that with Manitoba Hydro International out of the picture, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) would not be able to cope with the energy transmission capacity in the country assuring that the company was capable of carrying the capacity effectively. He said, “The transmission capacity of TCN is well over 5,000MW as we speak today. The capacity we have ever generated is 5,074MW.

So we can carry what we generate today. We are not vulnerable as not to transmit what we have”. Frowning at what he described as generalization in just describing the TCN as the weakest link in the electricity value chain, the Minister, who likened transmission to a transport system, noting that “building transmission station that would be beyond the capacity of the amount of power produced in the power chain would attract extra cost, Fashola, however, said government was planning for expansion of the Transmission segment of the sector because of idle power that is stranded as a result of lack of gas

: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/09/nigeria-lost-3000mw-electricity-last-six-months-fashola/

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by Nobody: 6:39am On Sep 27, 2016
Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by Nobody: 7:00am On Sep 27, 2016
Owk, we added 400 and lost 3000, way to go minister of darkness and rocket scientist.

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by duduade: 7:00am On Sep 27, 2016
We lost it to where? Humans

When are we ever going to gain something

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by Bobbysmart6(m): 7:05am On Sep 27, 2016
K.we lost it.then find it.i stil wonder how this things get lost undecided

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by Obijulius: 7:10am On Sep 27, 2016
Minister of Darkness please resign

Your lack of focus and planning was the reason for this loss.

All hype no action

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by BossKratos: 7:38am On Sep 27, 2016





So whose fault is that mr fash?



Abi na me be the minister in charge of that portfolio? Better take your time......

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by agwom(m): 7:50am On Sep 27, 2016
hmmmm

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by EMMYLBANKS(m): 8:21am On Sep 27, 2016
them no dey add always losing even when dem add e no go reach 6month e go lost

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by trapQ: 8:49am On Sep 27, 2016
His Excellency the honorable minister of darkness and candle light.

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by Zedoo(m): 8:49am On Sep 27, 2016
Stories .

Its quite funny to note that this man once said ministries were too big for one person to handle.... Baba enta power give am THREE GOOD MINISTRIES....

Nigga just keep quiet collect....

Nigeria dey make me laugh...

Until we treat it as it is this nation ain't going nowhere forward if you like pray from now till next tomorrow....

Prayer without action - bull.

Common electricity....

Why dont people get paid according to their output...

These niggas always collect salad whether them work crap or not.....

Common light....

And one cow dey travle up and down the world...visiting all possible places before he gives up the ghost....millions of dollars.....

WHY is it difficult to see this government for it really is?

Chai.... American Green card o...where you dey

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by gurunlocker: 8:49am On Sep 27, 2016
Lol... and you've added 400 abstract MW?

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by Turks: 8:49am On Sep 27, 2016
Cut this man some slack y'all...He's no magician.


Slowly but surely.

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by RichYoungNigger(m): 8:49am On Sep 27, 2016
How hard is it to provide 24 hour power supply in Nigeria ??

Is it money ?? The Nigerian government can buy the equipment or engine that would provide 24 hour power supply

I'm beginning to understand that Nigeria is cursed

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by sanandreas(m): 8:50am On Sep 27, 2016
Gain and loss theory.

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by jerryunit48: 8:50am On Sep 27, 2016
Fashola why? You did so well in Lagos but why can't you put the same energy in your new position

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by Toluwani113: 8:50am On Sep 27, 2016
kiss

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by oluwasegun007(m): 8:51am On Sep 27, 2016
Abeg continue......i keep my voters card till when you want to run for presidency......

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by Shiifi(m): 8:52am On Sep 27, 2016
That moment zombies enters these thread

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by paic: 8:52am On Sep 27, 2016
Contact me I will find it for you. Lol!

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by omoadeleye(m): 8:52am On Sep 27, 2016
Ok o
Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by 2odd(m): 8:52am On Sep 27, 2016
God why !!,why!!! When he was running his mouth like person wey get mouth diarrhea before nkor

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by Nobody: 8:52am On Sep 27, 2016
Nibo,, for the past 3 days i never see light for here oo cry

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by adwem2003(m): 8:52am On Sep 27, 2016
At least we know the reason now.. Unlike before
Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by DLondonboiy: 8:53am On Sep 27, 2016
10kgod:
Lost heavly.......3000MW. And addition of little 1MW. Indeed..... Dis is a country. Decrement in tech and science.
Zedoo:
Stories .
Its quite funny to note that this man once said ministries were too big for one person to handle.... Baba enta power give am THREE GOOD MINISTRIES....
Nigga just keep quiet collect....
Nigeria dey make me laugh...
Until we treat it as it is this nation ain't going nowhere forward if you like pray from now till next tomorrow....
Prayer without action - bull.
Common electricity....
Why dont people get paid according to their output...
These niggas always collect salad whether them work crap or not.....
Common light....
And one cow dey travle up and down the world...visiting all possible places before he gives up the ghost....millions of dollars.....
WHY is it difficult to see this government for it really is?
Chai.... American Green card o...where you dey
lol
RichYoungNigger:
How hard is it to provide 24 hour power supply in Nigeria ??
Is it money ?? The Nigerian government can buy the equipment or engine that would provide 24 hour power supply
I'm beginning to understand that Nigeria is cursed
lol

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by slimbless(f): 8:53am On Sep 27, 2016
Why are they all going to USA to talk... Same way Buhari went there to blame Jonathan, now Fashola is there also blaming pipeline as cause of power outage... Are they scared of talking here
I still love Fashola though

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by Lanre4uonly(m): 8:53am On Sep 27, 2016
It's a gradual process. Nigeria will surely get there.

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by HMZi: 8:53am On Sep 27, 2016
So the security forces cannot be more proactive in preventing this level of sabotage?Its affecting everybody.
.
.They should treat it like bkh now o,cos we are tired of excuses..

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by EagleScribes: 8:53am On Sep 27, 2016
And hope we're gonna gain them back soon. You promised us change. Please deliver it. It's not easy but you should have known that before declaring whether it was rocket science or not

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Re: Nigeria Lost 3000mw Of Electricity In The Last Six Months – Fashola by Saintp(m): 8:54am On Sep 27, 2016
What i want to hear is when generators will be rendered useless. Our blokos a.k.a John Thomas, a.k.a Abunna MW generation that rise and fall is not our business.

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