Bayo Adelabu, the Minister of Power, has revealed that the federal government is actively pursuing the objective of attaining 20,000 megawatts of electricity production by the year 2026 and ultimately reaching 60,000 megawatts by 2060.
While visiting the National Control Centre of the Transmission Company of Nigeria in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, Adelabu emphasized that this target is not an overly ambitious goal for Nigeria, as he believes the country is fully capable of achieving it.
“Like I told you, it’s an aspiration for Nigeria to have minimum of 60,000 megawatts of power by 2060; that is 60 gigawatts. And 2030 is the medium term objective of achieving 30,000 megawatts of power.
“But like I mentioned in one of the programmes I attended, in as much as we are on course in achieving this, given the experiences of other countries who are even able to achieve over 100,000 megawatts within 40 to 50 years, this is not an ambitious target for Nigeria, we can easily achieve it.
“We have target for transmission capacity, we have target for distribution capacity and we have target for power generation capacity. By 2026, we should be able to achieve 20,000 megawatts of electricity”.