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Govt to add 1206Mw to national grid

By The Citizen

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola yesterday said plans have reached final stage to add extra 1,206 megawatts (Mw) of electricity to the national grid.

Fashola said the power would be generated through the concluded 14 frameworks for solar panel projects embarked upon by the Federal Government.

He spoke during a meeting with the French delegates headed by France Minister of Environment and Power, Mrs. Segolene Royal, alongside her Nigerian counterpart, Amina Mohammed in Abuja.

Fashola said the present administration is committed to adopting renewable energy as part of efforts to convert the nation's numerous challenges to opportunities.

According to him, it became necessary to provide adequate incentives in terms of cost to make solar power more attractive and efficient to the people.

'As you mentioned, we are vulnerable today as a nation facing loss of our territorial areas to desert encroachment in the north, a lot of erosion in the eastern part of the country, rising water levels and coastal challenges in the southern part of the country. Perhaps, I doubt if there is any country that has such mixture challenges. The Nation