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Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by Le124(m): 11:18am On Jun 10
Niger, Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso are collaborating to buy the unutilised power produced in Nigeria, the Chairman of the Executive Board of the West African Power Pool, Sule Abdulaziz, said on Wednesday.

Abdulaziz, who is also the acting Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, said the four countries were collaborating to make the power purchase from Nigeria through the Northcore Power Transmission Line currently being built.

He disclosed this at the WAPP meeting on the Northcore project in Abuja.He disclosed this at the WAPP meeting on the Northcore project in Abuja.

He said, “The power we will be selling is the power that is not needed in Nigeria.

“The electricity generators that are going to supply power to this transmission line are going to generate that power specifically for this project. So, it is unutilised power.”

He said Nigeria was expecting new generators to participate in the energy export for the 875km 330KV Northcore transmission line from Nigeria through Niger, Togo, Benin to Burkina Faso.

Abdulaziz said, “In addition, there are some communities that are under the line route, about 611 of them, which will be getting power so that there won’t be just a transmission line passing without impact.”The WAPP chairman said the project, funded by World Bank, French Development Council and the African Development Bank, had recorded progress, adding that the energy ministers would be addressing security issues for the project at another meeting in Abuja.

He said, “Nigeria has the greatest advantage among these countries because the electricity is going to be exported from Nigerian Gencos (generation companies).So, from that, the revenue is going to be enhanced and a lot of people will be employed in Nigeria.”

The Secretary-General, WAPP, Siengui Appolinaire-Ki, said the cost of the project was about $570m, adding that part of the investment in each country would be funded by that particular nation.

He said countries in the partnership, including Nigeria, were also being supported by donors.

He said the funding agreement was ready as partner countries were awaiting the disbursements.

Appolinaire-Ki, however, said the donor agencies had said they needed a Power Purchase Agreement between the buying and the selling countries to be executed before releasing the fund.



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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by GIANTPLUSHUB: 11:29am On Jun 10
Mheen! So, we even had surplus of electric yet several places are still in darkness shocked Nigeria is a funny country.

The kind of strange things happening in this country is a course to be studied.

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by Jamesrock(m): 11:29am On Jun 10
A useless country is removing the Log of wood in another person eyes while their own is still on...

Shame! Shame! Shame!!

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by WiszyFraud: 11:29am On Jun 10
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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by tobtap: 11:29am On Jun 10
Na joke be dis... How can you sell power we no need... When no part of Nigeria get 24hrs electricity... Omo... Dis leaders are clueless.. Quota system elites will destroy dis nation undecided

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by ayatt(m): 11:30am On Jun 10
I don't think Nigeria can ever have stable electricity..

Never!

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by olaolulazio(m): 11:30am On Jun 10
Nigerian government will still embezzle the money.

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by DoctorDree(m): 11:30am On Jun 10
No be juju be that

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by ivolt: 11:30am On Jun 10
Good for them.
I hope they won't be owing power bills and threatening hell like an average Nigerian.

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by melaniaup: 11:30am On Jun 10
This Government from my side have being awarded honorary degree in lying

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by chukwugoziegi: 11:30am On Jun 10
Idle?

Light wey no reach idle? How?

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by money121(m): 11:30am On Jun 10
Ok
Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by ceejay80s(m): 11:30am On Jun 10
Its better dem kuku buy the whole Nigeria with everybody in it

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by faithfull18(f): 11:30am On Jun 10
Heading incorrect

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by Sebastine1994(m): 11:30am On Jun 10
(email,

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by Freelane33(m): 11:31am On Jun 10
Injibutaaaaaaa angry angrythey wanna see crazy

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by Sleyanya1(m): 11:31am On Jun 10
We must really find various ways to utilize power supply as a Nation.

Imagine supplying energy to countries for an almost stable uninterrupted power YET we're in lack of the same.

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by ohosi4real(m): 11:31am On Jun 10
Would that solve Nigeria problem
Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by adioolayi(m): 11:31am On Jun 10
Unutilised bawo ....Ni adugbo mi, ti mi ti yo When we are talking about erratic power supply We are here talking about Untilized

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by Goahead(m): 11:31am On Jun 10
Sounds like a joke to me
Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by Duke111: 11:31am On Jun 10
Mother not feeding her child enough then selling food to neighbor to buy asoebi grin

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by Sholaco: 11:31am On Jun 10
They should be quick about it please cheesy
Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by Akpuobi1: 11:32am On Jun 10
Power unutilised in Nigeria..

Hmm...OK.

Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by Nuelito: 11:32am On Jun 10
Which kin kontri be this? We are our own problem

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Re: Four West African Countries To Buy Nigeria’s Idle Electricity by DannyJ19(m): 11:32am On Jun 10
my area dey suffer light matter yet we get idle electricity to sell.

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