Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, shared the government’s ambitious plans during his visit to the National Control Centre (NCC) of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in Osogbo, Osun State capital.
Adelabu outlined both short-term and long-term strategies to boost power generation, transmission, and distribution in Nigeria.
“Aspiration for Nigeria is to reach a minimum of 60,000 megawatts of power by 2060, equivalent to 60 gigawatts. By 2030, we aim to achieve a medium-term goal of 30,000 megawatts of power.
“Given the achievements of other countries in reaching over 100,000 megawatts within 40 to 50 years, this is not an ambitious target for Nigeria; we can easily achieve it,” Adelabu emphasized.
He further outlined targets for transmission, distribution, and power generation capacity, with a goal of reaching 20,000 megawatts of electricity by 2026.
Adelabu also announced the imminent establishment of two additional power substations as part of the federal government’s presidential power initiative.
The minister warned against any acts of sabotage within the power sector, stating that any employee found undermining government efforts would face consequences. Additionally, a panel has been formed to investigate the recent fire incident at the TCN power substation in Birnin Kebbi.
Accompanied by ministry officials and TCN’s top management, this visit marked Minister Adelabu’s first visit to a facility under his purview since assuming office.