Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing said on Thursday that 340 megawatts of electricity would be added to the national grid in or before December, Leadership reports.
Fashola said this during his inspection tour of Afam Power Plant in Oyibo local government area of Rivers as part of the Federal Government Power Sector Recovery Programme. He said the 340 megawatts of electricity would be generated from Afam power plant alone while another 270 megawatts would be generated from the same facility before end of 2018.
According to him, the Afam facility has about 1,000 megawatts of installed capacity which has underperformed due to years of neglect by previous governments. “We think that we will add 240 megawatts and another 100 megawatts before December with addition of 276 megawatts in 2018 from Afam power plant alone,” he said.