19 November 2012

Nigeria: 3,000mw Power Generation for Lagos Soon

Lagos — Lagos State government has said it will scale up electricity generation within the state to at least 3,000 megawatts within the next two years, the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr.Taofiq Tijani has said.

Meantime, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing, Lagos East Senatorial District has stressed the urgent need for private sector to buy into the energy sector as well as sponsor the training of quality manpower that will control the sector.

Tijani and Ashafa spoke at the weekend during a formal graduation ceremony in honour of first graduating set of 15 young electrical engineers under the Youth Energy Career Programme (YECP) run by the Lagos State Electricity Board, LSEB, and sponsored by Ashafa, with Siemens, a global player in the power sector as trainer partner.

Tijani, stated that the project is expected to be realised through continuing partnership with private sector investors in the state power sector.

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