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GEJ Is Winning The Power War

Posted by TX STAFF on March 24, 2015 in Sponsored Content · 23 Comments


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No administration has made as much inroads into the power sector as the Goodluck Jonathan administration. When the administration came into power in 2011, it set out various actions for itself. These include:

  • Power stability, reliability and sustainability
  • Electricity market stability
  • Human capacity development
  • Reducing production cost and making manufacturing more competitive
  • Diversification of energy mix (large hydros, renewable, coal)
  • Improving policy and regulatory environment for rapid growth through private investment
  • Empowering SMEs with more power supply and creating employment

To ensure availability of un-interrupted power supply to the consumers, the administration executed various distribution projects (maintenance/expansion) across the country through the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos). This led to an increase of average power availability per day nationwide from 12 hours in 2011 to 16 hours in 2012.

Installed generating capacity grew from 9,097MW in 2011 to 9,920MW in 2013 while nominal transmission capacity grew 5,515MW to 6,870MW during the same period. Nominal distributive capacity increased from 6360MW to 7325MW.

The Goodluck Jonathan administration also embarked on extensive reforms in the power sector. The power reform institutions have been established and are in operation while the administration and labour have signed an agreement regarding the future of the staff and its implementation is at an advanced stage. The privatization of the 10 Distribution Companies (DisCos) and five Generating Companies (GenCos) is also at an advanced stage. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) management has been handed over to Management Contractors, Manitoba of Canada, while the TCN Board has been inaugurated.

The power sector under President Goodluck Jonathan has gained tremendous foreign interest. Indeed, interest in Nigeria as a prospect for growth in renewable energy has been building, with the investment community exploring its potential – as evidenced by the $200 million Green Credit Line announced by the German Development Bank, KFW.

A Korean investment of $30 billion has been made in the generation of 10,000 MW of solar power, while the power sector can also boast of a $5 billion Canadian-Saudi Arabian joint-venture project that would generate 3,000 MW.

Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, sums this up succinctly: “Nigeria is one of the top four investment destinations in the world, and the number one in Africa. In terms of return on investment (ROI), Nigeria ranks fourth in the world, providing an average ROI of over 35%, having maintained that level over the last couple of years. POWERCHINA has an MoU with the Federal Ministry of Power to fund and provide financing for 20,000 MW at plants in Nigeria, and GE has committed to installing 10,000 MW, while Siemens has committed to a further 10,000 MW. Meanwhile, Daewoo from Korea is another involved party. All these companies are committed to producing 1,000 MW every year for at least the next decade. The government has introduced a policy framework that makes Nigeria an investors’ haven. Within the power sector, the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) company was set up for one primary purpose: to buy power from all the independent power producers (IPPs) that may not feel comfortable about direct sales to distribution companies or to the Transmission Company of Nigeria out of concerns of not receiving payment. However, the NBET will buy this power from the IPPs on behalf of the transmission and distribution companies. Therefore, investors now know that regardless of the amount of power you produce, once you have a power purchase agreement from the NBET, you can’t lose your investment. When you consider the sum total of these initiatives, all things being equal, we will get to our destination.”

It is very clear that President Goodluck Jonathan’s policies are, indeed, transforming the power sector. The days of power outage are coming to an end and meaningful industrial production would soon be at an optimum. It is just a matter of time.


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  1. How much were you paid for this?

  2. vote gudluk n vote gudlife….

  3. vote gudluk n vote gudlife…

  4. all lies

  5. nigeria dont need you Mr Jonathan we need change let vote buhari pls we all need change buhari is want we need

  6. Tooxclusive shld b renamed o…!

  7. This site is full of sh*t why would you be posting rubbish here its this place is music site or politics site…fuck

  8. All lies… We no want u again, na by force to ruler ? We want change, if change no con work for us, then u fit come back next time, we fit consider you then. Pack ur load, ur time is up

  9. Rubbish… What kinda music is that? Jonathan is winning? That’s a big lie. We’re not impressed…so jona pack off. And pave way for the man of the people.

  10. shoro niyen!!!!!!

  11. Have never commented here snice 2012 dat ve being download. Songs here…but is the site 4 music or politics, u judge urself is their light in ur huz now…#P.V.C please vote change

  12. I tink d continuity of gej will b great….. He his really wining…… wishing GUDLUCK d bxt luck

  13. no be only good luck Na bad luck….shoroniyen…..,vote change my ppl

  14. Una be fool. How much were you paid for this. Shit. All we need is change so shut the fucked up

  15. Na The Change we dey want (in baddo’s Voice)

  16. I think the owners of this site have failed to realise that this site is meant for entertainment and not politics but you guys are not to blame none of us here commenting is paying for your domain you can post whatever you like on your site..On the other hand am very sure you are maintaining this site with constant power and if you are still doing that with generator then you are fools cos for the past six year Nigerian electricity has been I don’t know how ur GEJ has improved Nigerian electricity.Now about the populat boko haram insurgence and Chibok girls its almost a year now and the girls have not been found due to the lacking effort of the so called mr president.I would like to ask the owner of this site if one of your sisters or relatives were one of the missing girls will you still be able to post this really sorry for you..I don’t support either parties but in support of a better Nigeria..It will be better for the owners of this site to stick to what they are known for and that’s Entertainment.

  17. If one of your relative were on of the Abducted chibok girls or one of the innocent people that lost their life due to the Boko haram insurgence, will you be able to post this should be concerned in entertaining Nigeria which you are known for and not Politics…

  18. Its simple @TX if you still buying fuel you are a fool to vote for GEJ

  19. The first thing u said was abt electricity which is a big lie..power is bad.. we want change.enough is enough. Vote wisely

  20. All You Screaming CHANGE…. My question to u is “Wht kind Change” ? There is only 2 option…. Either Change for Good or Bad…. So tell me which u wanna change to? Is there any Good to come out from the supporting Party Candidate you wanna cast your vote for?

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