PHOTOS: Fashola Commission Japanese 1.2MW Solar Power Plant Donated To Nigeria

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing,
on Tuesday commissioned a 1.2 megawatts (MW) solar
power plant donated to Nigeria by the Japanese
government. Fashola, who is working on raising Nigeria’s
power profile through various energy mixes, inspected the
plant at Lower Usama, Bwari Abuja.
“We want to get incremental power first, short-term
objective. Energy anywhere, we can get it because the
energy is not enough,” he said in an interview.
“Five thousand megawatts, which was our peak production
in February this year, is not enough for a country of over
100 million people. We will get it from everywhere — from
gas, solar, hydro from nuclear and biomass.”
Nigeria, which currently generates less than 5,000MW of
power, is billed to raise its energy profile to at least
6,000MW by the end of 2016.

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