Why Is Nigeria Selling Electricity to Burkina Faso?
Nigeria has been struggling with its own growing electricity needs since the 1980s with many areas in the country struggling with blackouts. The government has come under criticism for their offer to bail Burkina Faso out of their electricty woes, when Nigeria's continues!
Multilateral donor agencies have raised U.S.$1.57 billion for the Transmission Company of Nigeria to expand the country's electricity grid to 20,000 megawatts in the next four ... Read more »
The power ministry has blamed the outage on fire at a gas pipeline system which interrupted gas supply and affected the national transmission grid. Read more »
The World Bank has approved a U.S.$486 million loan for the rehabilitation and upgrading of the country's electricity transmission substations and lines. Read more »
The government says it has recovered U.S.$65 million debt owed to it by Niger and Benin as part-payment for electricity supplied to the two neighbouring countries. Read more »
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