Barely one year to delivery, the Nigerian Electricity Road Map project under the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), appears to be facing fresh hurdle that may derail or delay the execution and delivery of additional power to consumers as the Federal Government hands over the selection of local partners for the $2 billion Nigerian Electricity Roadmap Project to Siemens, a German firm handling the PPI. The Ministry of Power was initially slated to float a bid for the selection and contract awards.

But it is not yet clear if Siemens is willing to accept this responsibility as the firm rebuffed efforts to get them confirm the development. Under the PPI, Siemens was tasked to ensure 7,000mw; 11,000mw and 25,000mw of power are delivered to consumers by 2021 and 2023, before further up-scaling supply to 25,000mw.

 

Read more at: Vanguard

 

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