7 July 2011
The welled-up hope of a stable power supply in the country may yet wait a while before it becomes a reality, given the not-very-bright picture painted by Professor Barth Nnaji, a minister-designate, who was cleared Wednesday by the Senate.
Nnaji explained that there would be a concerted effort to increase the present megawatts generated by 1000 this year and another 1000 next year. The nation currently generates about 3,400 megawatts.
But the minister-designate expressed confidence that the nation could hit a 15,000- megawatt target by 2014, at which time electricity supply would be stable and guaranteed.