Power generation: Fashola, TCN gives conflicting figures

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, have given different figures as the power generated in the country.

While Fashola claimed that power generation in the country had increased 100 percent, rising from 4000 megawatts in 2015 to 8000 megawatts in 2018, TCN, in its latest report, said the highest peak figure of power ever generated is 5,222 megawatts.

Both the minister and the Transmission Company gave their statistics on Monday in Abuja, with Fashola insisting, during the visit of the Federation of Construction Industry to his office, that Nigerians now spent less on fuelling of generators and plants because of frequent and improved electricity supply nationwide.

The minister also explained that the government was committed to renewing and expanding the Nigerian economy through the provision of critical infrastructure.

TCN, in the latest figures released on Monday, showed that peak generation attained on February 3, 2019, was 4,976MW.

It also stated that the peak average energy ever sent out was 4,557MWH/H and that this was recorded on February 2, 2016.

TCN further stated that the peak power generation ever attained was 5,222MW, adding that the figure was recorded on December 18, 2017.

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