Federal Government Plans to Generate 6,000MW Electricity in Six Months

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has assured Nigerians that the country will generate 6,000 Megawatts of electricity within the next six months. Adelabu made this announcement during an appearance on Channel Television’s Politics Today program on Thursday.

Currently, Adelabu noted that Nigeria is generating and transmitting over 4,000MW of electricity, albeit encountering minor issues during the distribution phase. However, he expressed confidence in the government’s ability to address these challenges and significantly boost electricity generation.

Highlighting the administration’s determination to resolve the sector’s issues, Adelabu stated that President Bola Tinubu’s government has engaged experts and stakeholders to identify and implement solutions. He emphasized the need for patience from Nigerians as the government works towards overcoming the obstacles in the power sector.

“We are currently at a little over 4,000MW today. We are working tirelessly day and night to ensure that we can ramp up generation to 6,000MW for the first time in the history of this country,” Adelabu said. “In the next six months, Nigerians should expect not less than 6,000MW of power generated; and this 6,000MW will be successfully transmitted to Nigerians and it will be distributed to Nigerians.”

Adelabu acknowledged the challenges faced by Nigeria’s power generation, including low gas supply, which has led to a drastic drop in power generation since January 2024. He also addressed concerns regarding the tariff increase for Band A customers, promising that a stable power supply will be achieved within the next six months.

The assurance from the Minister of Power comes amid efforts by the government to enhance electricity generation and ensure consistent power supply across the country.