The former minister of aviation, Babatunde Omotoba, has revealed that the current infrastructure in the power sector was incapable of transmitting more than 4000 megawatts adding that Nigeria cannot generate 7000 megawatts.

He stated this in Abuja yesterday at the 2018 engineering conference organised by the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) Abuja chapter with the theme: “Excellence in Engineering Leadership: A Panacea to Economic Development.”

According to him, “If the power transmission is below 2000 megawatts, it collapses and this is why at times in a month, it will collapse up to seven times and the entire nation will be in darkness.”

At the federal ministry of power, works and housing 4th edition retreat for top directors, heads of units and chief executives of agencies and parastatals, the minister, Babatunde Fashola disclosed that Nigeria could generate and transmit over 7000 mega watts.

Source: Leadership