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90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by BeeBeeOoh(m): 8:25am On Mar 06
About 1.5 billion people across the globe lack electricity supply, half of which live in Africa, with Nigeria accounting for 90 million of such people, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola said on Monday.

He said this while delivering a key note address at the annual international conference of the Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL), University of Ibadan (UI).

At the conference were participants from 20 African countries.

Speaking on the theme, “Developing Renewable Energy in Africa: The Interplay of Technology, Economics and Law”, Fashola said “Africans have trillions standard cubic feet (SCFs) of natural gas reserves, billions of barrels of crude oil reserves and billions of tonnes of coal; but Africa has even greater abundance of renewal energy resources. unfortunately, of the nearly 1.5 billion people estimated to lack electricity supply the world over, half live-in Africa. Nigeria alone is estimated to have over 90 million people living without electricity supply according to the world bank”.

He noted that to make electricity available to all Nigerians, efforts must be concentrated to develop renewable energy along with conventional power plants to maintain a balanced energy in in the short, medium and long-term.

Fashola said renewable energies were the fastest power plants that can be deployed as the technologies required are compatible with what he described as the nations decentralized, stand-alone ideal for local, rural communities.

The former Lagos State Governor who was represented by the Acting Director, Renewable and Rural Power Access Development, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Faruk Yabo, was, however, quick to add that efforts must be intensified at improving the transmission grid.

He said “The huge energy deficit and the negative environmental impact of using fossil fuel for energy generation, as well as the falling costs of renewable energy technologies like solar power, are driving the current energy transition towards renewable energy as being witnessed across the world, including here in Africa”.

On the efforts by the President Muhammadu Buharu administration to improve electricity in Nigeria, Fashola said “Federal government is implementing off-grid renewable energy solutions such as rural mini-grids, standalone home solutions, IPP for Federal Universities, Teaching Hospitals and large-scale solar PV projects such as the Jigawa solar city.

“In 2018 we are making efforts to complete and commission the following renewable energy projects: 10 MW Katsina wind farm, 30MW Gurara Hydro Power, 29MW Dadin Kowa Hydropower and 40MW Kashimbila HydroPower, 700MW Zungeru Hydro Power and the 14 Solar IPP are expected to come on stream soon”.

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State who spoke through his Chief of Staff, Dr. Gbade Ojo noted that “the good Lord has blessed us with abundant diverse natural resources that are continuously replenished continuously. But we need the policy to encourage investors in developing the technology for Africa and to also embolden financials to allocate huge funds to renewable energy development in Africa.

“The outlook of us as policymakers, researchers and investors is a strategic partnership that will result to increase in the contribution of renewable energy generation in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, in a way that will make it attractive, accessible and affordable to the general public”.

He charged the participants to “enlighten policymakers on the significant opportunities in renewable energy, which includes but not limited to energy efficiency, energy security, reduction in environmental pollution especially air pollution and improve public healthcare and one must not forget economic benefits to the users and the government”.

UI Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka in his remarks disclosed that the conference and the theme were very relevant and important at this critical period, given the current energy challenges.

Olainka added that the “significance is not just for the town but also for the gown as the University spends very considerable amount of money to ensure stable electricity supply that can support research, training and other activities on campus that will impact the nation and the world positively.”

He appealed to the government to revisit the pledge of a support to build a 10MW solar plant in collaboration with Germany in the UI, two years ago, noting that the project has not made any significant progress since it was launched.

He said “I will like to remind the Hon. Minister that about two years ago, the Federal Government made a pledge of support to build a 10MW Solar Plant in collaboration with the German for the University. While other universities have been included in the scheme, the University of Ibadan is yet to record any progress on the plant.

“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the Minister and the Rural Electrification Agency to revisit the project given that the successful completion will further aid research and training activities in the University as we all work very hard to make UI the best among the rest”.

CPEEL Director, Professor Adeola Adenikiju in his welcome address said the objectives of organizing the conference, which was the third in the series was, “to bring together senior policymakers, industry experts and academics to discuss current energy issues that are relevant to the 20 countries in the Gulf of Guinea region; to address energy challenges in a multidisciplinary framework as well as to encourage the sharing of experiences among the countries in the sub-region and from other parts of the world in order to learn best practices from each other.”

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by omowolewa: 8:35am On Mar 06
Nice write up, 90million are not connected at all, while 87million are connected to epileptic supplies, remaining 3million+ either live in the villa or have big generators

I thought APC said, 2000Megawatt is not connected to national grid? Hummm, connect those 90million people to it or let us try modular power plant.

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by fuckingAyaya(m): 8:40am On Mar 06
KArma is a .....

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by clarocuzioo(m): 8:46am On Mar 06
" constant electricity is not rocket science" "any government that cannot fix power in six months is irresponsible" BRF.
so all of a sudden constant electricity has become rocket science that Fashola will be speaking big grammar to explain. APC is evil and hypocritical.

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by Omeokachie: 8:50am On Mar 06
To generate electricity have suddenly become "rocket science" for this man.

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by papi22(m): 9:02am On Mar 06
no story, if you cant do it STEP ASIDE FOR YOUTH TO DO IT

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by three: 9:11am On Mar 06
So says Mr. 'Electricity Generation and supply is like having 1 million I beta pass my neighbour'.

Grand Gbatueyo of the Federal Republic - GGFR

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by fireback: 9:16am On Mar 06
the day fashola speaks against "Crazy Bill" and " Pay Without Services" that Nigerians have facing in the hand of the electricity companies, that the day I will take him serious.
as for now he remains my number one and only MINISTER OF DARKNESS.

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by Nobody: 10:31am On Mar 06
MR Fashola all Nigerians lack electricity.

Sometimes I wonder if Nigerian leaders are cursed.

Nigeria has gas,government flares it.

River Benue has not been harnessed of its electricity potential.

Nigerian climate is viable for for both Solar and wind energy.

WHEN DUNCES RULE.

THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN MUST SET FORTH AT DAWN

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by simonlee(m): 10:31am On Mar 06
How a minister will come out boldly and make such statements and still sleeps peacefully at night still amuses me...

I just weak for this country matter undecided

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by Iyajelili(f): 10:32am On Mar 06
Out of roughly 200million Nigerian? Dey there dey deceive zombies

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by passyhansome(m): 10:32am On Mar 06
Youths you need to get involved in politics

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by bluelaptop: 10:32am On Mar 06
shocked
Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by LadyAimy: 10:33am On Mar 06
90 million too small na

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by FarahAideed: 10:33am On Mar 06
There is a particular character here called gavelslam that believes all 180 million Nigerians have between 23 to 25 hours power grin grin

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by sotall(m): 10:33am On Mar 06
100% of Nigerians lack good electricity

Minister of darkness and rocket science...take note

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by kinibigdeal(m): 10:33am On Mar 06
I disagree

Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by yeyerolling: 10:33am On Mar 06
Yeye man. For those of us that have done some form of work for the discos. If we talk wetin dey on ground i swear u go cry. Pple are owning the discos, the discos dey owe nbet, fg gives loans to discos thru which dey deduct at source to pay nbet/gencos. Discos carry these loans in thier books. The whole system is a mess and a fruad. Is it not better we give an oil block to china or india let em develop power for us

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by DAVE41(m): 10:33am On Mar 06
We already know nah solution we dey fine
Nai make you dey there

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by kokakola: 10:33am On Mar 06
I like intelligent people like this man.
He's up and doing.
A typical Yoruba Demon.

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by Moreoffaith(m): 10:35am On Mar 06
WHY NOT PASS A BILL THAT EVERY HOUSE WITHOUT PREPAID METER SHOULD NOT PAY A DIME AND SEE IF THERE WILL BE LIGHT OR NOT.

I BUY AT LEAST 700 FUEL EVERY EVENING SO I AND MY FAMILY WONT DIE OF HEAT..

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by menix(m): 10:35am On Mar 06
Inside the 90million, Awka here in anambra state accounts for 40million of that 90million....

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by Yomi6(m): 10:36am On Mar 06
Your job is to find a solution to that poo and not keep telling us what we already know.!

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by hopexter(m): 10:36am On Mar 06
Its more than 90 million.

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by AntiWailer: 10:37am On Mar 06
Awwwwww.


See statistics. So after 3 years, all you can come up is not the solution but the Statistics of the Number of people the problem affected.

For your Information my dear Minister Of Darkness, It is more than 90 Million.

That Buhari sees nothing wrong with your performance is one of the reasons he should not continue.

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by koolaid87: 10:37am On Mar 06
Bunch of failures

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by martineverest(m): 10:38am On Mar 06
papi22:
no story, if you cant do it STEP ASIDE FOR YOUTH TO DO IT
smh...all these ppl shouting youths as if the youths are different from the old men

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by traeces(m): 10:38am On Mar 06
There is a leadership conspiracy to rape and rob Nigeria of hope. That is the only reason why Fashola after 3 years as minister of power will be seeking untenable explanations for why we are where we are.

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Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by fpeter(f): 10:39am On Mar 06
where do these people get their statics from? SMH undecided
Re: 90 Million Nigerians Lack Electricity Supply - Fashola Says by manneger2: 10:39am On Mar 06
Pls why is it so hard for nigeria to have constant electricity but other countries (even African countries) can boast of this.
Is this not a case of we use the same major they use in generating electricity

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