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Sunday, 12 August 2012

Power generation in Nigeria to hit highest ever power output of 4,237MW tomorrow

Power generation in Nigeria will hit highest ever power output of 4, 237MW tomorrow Monday 13th August 2012, according to the Minister of Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji. He said 4, 237MW is the highest power output ever generated and supplied in Nigeria to date and the power improvement will be maintained to meet international standards. According to him, the worst days are over! Resounding AMEN!

Do you have steady power in your area? And is 4, 237MW a big deal? I feel like compared to other nations, we should ashamed of this figure...lol.

103 comments:

TerryDon Technologies said...

@least, dats a better improvement unlike before, power generation has improved in ma area 4 a couple of weeks nw, dats better anyways.. www.infotechtutorials.com.ng

updates said...

Choiiii!!!na him b say make we buy candles keep cos anytime dey talk like dis,d reverse of fortune is always d case...anoda tin linda,is it 2 hit and progress unwards abi as usual,2 hit and afta 1 week,go back 2 800MW den blame it on vandals or low level of water 4 rainin season o,as dats deir foolish excuse.

Anonymous said...

HaHa......JOKERS!!!

Anonymous said...

We've been submerged in darkness for far too long & no 1 has been able to do anything about it till now. So, I'll thank God for the 4,237 watts

Anonymous said...

The last tym we had electricity supply in my area wuz August 2011, so, dey can kip their woteva watts abeg *rme*

Anonymous said...

All this is na wayo 4,237watts is not true.nothing good cannot come out this nation

Anonymous said...

NYC-1 says: Does this include people living in villages, or the worst days are over for those living in the cities? Which international standard is he comparing Nigeria with? Please compare Niaja with regional counterparts, like Ghana and Gambia, and forget about international standards. I guess talk is cheap. This is why you guys went to the Olympics without winning any medal - and please STOP referencing those countries that won no medal in previous Olympics - that is a cheap excuse. Why not scrap redundant Minitries like Tourism and Culture and invest in useful Minitries.

Kel Elss said...

It still remains dat we d citizens have lost hope in d govt, mere words or proclamations dont mean anything to d average man,until we observe a consistent improvement in power supply,only den can we believe all dese....4now, dese are mere words we hear evry now n den....still optimistic though.

Anonymous said...

yes i have has steady power supply in my area.. i live in palmgrove lagos, they take it for a minutes and they bring it back. i have seen changes

Anonymous said...

That was what they said last year, a year before and even a decade ago. The so called minister talking, was that not what his predecessor said. They just keep reading out thesame lines over and over again. Do they think the people are that daft? I don't mean to sound cynical but "NIGERIANS, PLEASE HOLD YOUR CANDLES DEARLY".

Anonymous said...

I believe in less talk abs more action, if the power was really being delivered, he'll really not need mouth to support it. I've seen an improvement, I'm still sceptical tho. That should not be the case but as an earlier person noted "talk is cheap" Good bless Nigeria. Amen.

MICHEAL CHIKE said...

Linda, frankly speaking no jokes here, for the past 2 weeks now i have constant light in Bariga. when i mean constant. The Light is just there no shaking at all from morning till night till the next day. I'm surprise, even got to a point i start telling NEPA to take the light.. cos I'm used them taking it off. Great and new things are happening. Thank God oooo! hope is not for 5 term campaign shaaa !

Anonymous said...

Dont be sarcastic my frnd. Dis country hav produced so many gud thing. I am one of d fruithful seed of dis country.sorry ur case is d reverse, i wil advice u 2 work hard and ur story will change.

Anonymous said...

No Light in sasha Bameke Egbeda. He doesn't know what he is talking about joor

Anonymous said...

Na wah for Nigerians o, at least let it fail before u condemn it, this mindset is totally wrong. I've being as optimistic as I can and I know anything is possible. Don't be too quick to quench hope... Don't let your love grow cold

Anonymous said...

south africa generates 50,000MW

Anonymous said...

I just tink we sud all b optimistic.I dunno y pple r bein negative.for bout 2 wks now.phcn has bn stable .I feel nigeria is gettin dere.at least if dis is d only tin jonathan achieves hopefully!his name ll b in history!

Anonymous said...

But sincerely dere has been light in my area for straight 3 days now without going of for 1 minutes. I think the power supply in improving for real.

Anonymous said...

Omo mehnnn,there's been crazy light here in my area oooo,toooooooo much,my poppa is evn scared and complaining.it only goes off for minutes or an hour max. They are trying nw oo,I commend them.

Anonymous said...

But seriously Linda power has really improved in my area, we can go days without even a blink n when it does, it is just for few minutes. We have not bought fuel like forever

Anonymous said...

Sincerly d power supply in my area has improved. Its quite moderate now. Stevebond007

Anonymous said...

Seriously dey have really improved some times 4/5 days d light is d on nd if der is an outage its just like n hrs dey really have changed

Anonymous said...

In my area, badore, power has really improved. Once they take the light, the bring it back immediately. I had to warm up my generator cos i haven't used it in like three weeks!

Anonymous said...

Imagine the "GAINT OF AFRICA" rejoicing over ordinary light..as if its a luxury to have light..the truth is that a lot of people have lost hope in govt..am not moved..my generator has been my steady power source not the PHCN light.shame on you NIGERIA,GAINTS in corruption.

Anonymous said...

The indolence among Nigerians whose past time is to attack the National Govt is becoming malignant. Truely the power has improved tremendously in the uptown and villages. Generator dealers and diesel oil importers/fraudsters would never see any improvement.

KOFOSHY said...

Yess oh linda ,we don dey get steady light..hope it stays like dat.

Mo said...

Der has bin power supply in ma area(Ogba) n it scares me!!!

Anonymous said...

therez no lite in ikorodu o!!! especially agbede in ikorodu!!!! please help us o!!

Anonymous said...

No light in my area for four days now. Jakande lekki agungi area.

Anonymous said...

Yes oo.so much light in my area...I hope they kip it up.

Anonymous said...

Lies. Still don't get enough electricity in my area. I live in Satellite down. Electricity has been piss poor.

Obie said...

Nothing good can come out of your negative,mischievious mind..take your ill luck somewhere else..

Anonymous said...

wen u travel out of Nigeria 2 other African nations nt even Europe, u wil cry 4 Nigeria. its painful, we need 2 surpass dis stage.www.9janewsmag.com

Doris said...

linda, 4,...bla bla my foot. my july nepa bill was 4770 yet light is seldom constant.I don't know if my area is jinxed or simply the nepa oga has a score to settle with someone habiting in Jubril Martins, Surulere.For days now,light no blink. Abeg huge tarrif minus constant light supply equal to robbery in disguise.

Anonymous said...

South Africa with a population of 50mil uses over 50,000MW. N nigeria with 200,000,000mil pp uses less than 5,000. Shame on nigeria.

dmj said...

it is shameful really....a small industry that has clearance to generate electricity in the US can generate as high as 6000MW some as high as 60000MW.... but for us here it's a good start I hope it is maintained and steadily increased...

dmj said...

it is shameful really....a small industry that has clearance to generate electricity in the US can generate as high as 6000MW some as high as 60000MW.... but for us here it's a good start I hope it is maintained and steadily increased...

Anonymous said...

All lies!!!

Frank said...

na 2day we begin hear all dis one?...abi linda u neva see that newspaper wey dem tok say by 1980 light go dey 24hrs uninterrupted?..we dey 2012 oooo.vivion 2020 sha
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Ponmo said...

Power supply has really improved. I live at Ajah and work in V/I, in the last six weeks, the generators have been on leave which I pray is permanent leave.4,237 MW may appear not significant but considering our recent experience, we have to encourage the government to do more.

Anonymous said...

NA TODAY???? USELESS RULERS ALWAYS DISHING OUT EMPTY PROMISES!! NA NOW UNA WAKE UP ABI?? IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!

Nedu20 said...

really??? And we don't see light here in anambra(ansu igbariam esp) atall...
Nice move naija

happyhausabunny said...

Dnt knw about gambia, bt power supply in Ghana is jst too much! I schooled dere n still go bak occassionally 2 visit frnds. Sumtyms I'm jst waitn 4 dem 2 tk light! D villages I av gone to av light n water. Deir system is workn! Ghana is light yrs ahead.

yemz said...

There had been some slight improvement, buh kinda wondering how long its goinna be.

Anonymous said...

WATS DAT I HAVENT SEEN LIGHT IN MY AREA SINCE SATURDAY MTSCHWWWWW

Anonymous said...

Alot of changes nigerians appreciate good thing phcn hardly interupt light in my area I live at yaba there has been constant light here.bravo phcn

barbie J said...

Linda we still ave to appreciate dem for ϑι̥ž little effort cos in ma area,for more dan 2weeks now,we ave been aving constant electricity unlike b4 dat we all are forced to pay for wat we dnt use. God bless dem for d improvement made so far.....

Eze said...

That is very poor, they should not be announcing this,advanced nations boast times 10.

Anonymous said...

In my area ''new haven,enugu'' we have had light for four consecutive days,┏̲N̶̲̅Ö┓̲ interruptions..

Anonymous said...

There has been steady light in my area for the past one week,in enugu.

Anonymous said...

Oooohh, we've had uninterrupted power supply for almost 3weeks now..this man, u said today, Monday will be the best. Clap 4 urself idiot, dy took the light 3am ds morning, we r still waiting for the light... You shud av jst kept ur experiment to urself. I'M̶̲̥̅̊ sure u av gone to press "spoil" now..

Anonymous said...

A small town in China boasts of 5500MW and a whole country is bragging about 4 thousand sth.....smh badly

WhySoSerious? said...

lol

allenjay said...

Linda while we celebrate 4200+ mw, we know we are not there yet but we aren't where we were yesterday... That is the spirit... Please be positive... I stay in ibadan and light in my area is over 100% better than before... And we still have places in ibadan that are yet to enjoy that...and we also have places enjoying more... But same way it got better in my area and other places, I'm sure it will all over. There are testimonies from people in different cities that light is getting better... I believe in this country and I am a positive thinker... POST MY COMMENT!

Anonymous said...

Over a year ago? You need to move Abeg!

Anonymous said...

Power supply has improved in my area, Idimu/Shasha environs...it's one day on, one day off and even on off days, we get a few hours.

Anonymous said...

power has indeed improved in my area since this government resumed but i believe they can do more. we use PHCN card now and it much cheaper and better.

Anonymous said...

linda improve ke it is getting worse

Anonymous said...

In my area in Onitsha, there has been considerable improvement. I just pray they sustain it and continue improving, because Nig. Can be a joke.

Anonymous said...

Av nt set my eyes on electricity light in my area more dan a year now. D worst part is dat we dont av hop of getting light in d next two years. Reason d PHCN office olorunsogo lagos ibadan express road was burnt down during subsidy protest by som gud for notin areas boys and we also learnt d place was sold to dangote so linda help us beg PHCN authority to come to our aid o. More dan seven community was affected and d cost we ar spending to fuel our generator is expensive. hallyshally

Anonymous said...

plz, i say a big AMEEENNNN to dat coz its gettn better and prays it gets BEST...tHUMBS UP..

Anonymous said...

Power supply to ma area has improved tremendously. Kudos to Jonathan and his team, they deserve our encouragement and support. They must continue to improve on it and back it up with legislation, spelling dire consequences for whoever that is found to be involved one way or the other with sabotaging the sector.

Anonymous said...

Its a speech act. 'Tomorrow' can mean 'in the future'. They just want to raise hope, the situation is hopeless. Even OBJ that meant 25% well for Nigeris didnt achieve that much let alone this agenda-les administration.

Nigeria is darkness-loomed and we are used to it; we are coping not until their New Year's gift that almost crippled us all along with the country.

If Nigeria citizenry should put off their gen sets and you pass through Nigeria airway in the night, you will only see oblivion from there. I wonder how google earth sees Nigeria at night. And, this has gradually crept into the day to day activities of Nigeria in broad day light; little by little, little has become a lot.

Definitely in the future we will get stable power supply above the measure he has said it not with this shamelessly doomed administration. Tweet @oyedirance on twitter www.facebook.com/oyedirance

Kelly said...

i live in festac and trust me power in festac used to be long story but today i can boast of atleast 20hours light on a daily basis.. as a matter of fact even if they take the light, i just relax a bit knowing light will be restored shortly..so yes Linda NEPA has improved..i tink we shld concentrate on proclaiming positivity in our life and just maybe we can see changes...

Cheechee Abang said...

for me it has improved drastically in my area.on d average we have like for about 16 hrs a day

Peejay@KD said...

I'm commenting for the first time as this is an issue I take personally. I live in Barnawa, Kaduna, and can truthfully say that power has been more frequent in the past few weeks. Nonetheless, this is expected as heavy rains = more water = more power generation from the hydro stations. In short, I'm pleased for now but will be more impressed when the tempo is sustained during dry season.

Ifeanyi Okagbue said...

Yes o! I stay in Soluyi, Gbagada, Lagos and there has been significant improvement in Light in my area

Anonymous said...

They are kidding am sure. We have not had light for almost a week in my Ojodu area and they are talking about figures.Am not impressed @ all.

AbujaKenneth said...

Early this year we were having an average of 3 hours light in a day in my Meiran area now it has improved to 4 hours a day. All hands must be on deck to chase the NEPA workers frustrating the reform efforts out of office. They are the people holding down the economy of this nation.

I am, the no Sender. said...

Linda. I don't know what you are trying to achieve by this comment. As usual, it's probably your sublime way of generating multiple hits for your blog.

As much as one can appreciate your strategy it still sucks. It's strategies like this that cause people to deride social media. As per the person you are evolving to become in terms of status I think you should begin to assume more form of responsibilities.

I believe that your deriding statement above is so unfair and called for and mind you I am not subscribing that you should turn into a praise singer for government or anything so. But please be fair. That's your responsibility.

Now I ask. Shouldn't you at least commend the government for getting electricity to this level? Shouldn't there be a starting point? Must it always be condemnation all the time? If the energy was still at less than 1000MW, we will be quick to say governement is ineffective.

For now that MW is okay because generally the demand for energy is at 4000MW due to the fact that we produce or manufacture barely anything. The moment by God's grace energy can be maintained like this and industries start springing up and government can't meet up the new demands then we complain.

Personally, I'd rather not praise anyone until am convinced that PHCN has got their acts right. But I'll definitely not abuse or deride anyone.

Anonymous said...

I live in Enugu. Earlier dis year, light used to be once in 3days, but since d past few weeks, it has been like 23hrs everyday. Kudos to dem. Keep upo the improvement.

Anonymous said...

for the past 3 weeks,the power situation in my area has improved.hope it gets better sha. anu

Anonymous said...

improve okay ohhh dem dey prepare for 2015 let us wait and see sha

Anonymous said...

i wont lie this weekend in VI 24 hours light till this morning 7am gbam no more light. it was good while it lasted, im sure my deep freezer and fridges could not believe they were working this much...

Duke Emeka said...

And yes it is because here in ekiti there has been power infact since Friday and Today been the 13th is the best cos the power has been on since 2am till now.

Anonymous said...

For just 2 wks and praises are flying about. I'll give 'em 6 wks or 7 wks, that is if they can last for that long. You know, it baffles me how folks simply forget the trend. This card has been played out many times over and people just don't get it. It is really sad because ideally power generation is actually a non-issue. The fact that there is still corruption in all public institution, there is bound to be little or no progress, it is all thesame thing and no amount of sugar coating will make it better.

Anonymous said...

Heavy rain should not be used as a yardstick 4 d constant power supply. What abt d past dispensations when we even had yearly floods, was there ever light? Abeg let's call a spade a spade. Jona has made a great difference.

Princess of Zion said...

AMEN oh! I pray I will live to see the day that the country has constant electricity. It really is a huge shame and embarrassment that a country of such magnitude with such a wealth of resources is still living under such conditions.

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Anonymous said...

We have had light in my area for 1 month and still counting now... #straight face# I guess this improvement took place only in Lagos cos its only addresses there I've been seeing... God dey!

Anonymous said...

Pls i dnt understand y dey(PHCN) "share" power supply @ iyana ipaja o! 2days on and one day off. Its annoying cos days wen dey say its "on" dey hardly supply electricity. so annoying! :(

Anonymous said...

i am happy to hear light has improved and my dad also confirmed it, it doesnt matter what happens in china and south africa, as long as we can see a little improvement then we are fine, we too have a part to play, most apartments are overloading the transformers, the fact that you have the money doesnt mean you can go and buy any heavy duty appliances and the fact that the guy said things will improve on monday doesnt mean they wont take light. let us learn to appreciate little things, if a lot of people are testifying that they have light for 20 hrs in a day in the nigeria of today, it means somebody has reduced the money he puts in his pocket and decided to use it for what its meant to do. I am sure there are a lot of saboteurs at work trying to put us back in darkness, but they will all hug wet transformer at the end of the day IJN

Anonymous said...

Stories that touch.. Mtcheeeeeeeeew.. When there's been power failure in my end for over three days, I mean total black out. God help us in this country of life.

Anonymous said...

Yet power was steadier during and after the war than now. these big announcements will make a difference when the power deliverance is steady. No black or brown outs

Anonymous said...

the minister should be ashamed of himself.

Anonymous said...

No matter how you slice it, 4,200 is still a joke for a nation of 160 million. The minister should hide his face instead of patting himself on the back.

Anonymous said...

Huh? Don't know abt dat, they bring it for 2 hrs and sieze it for anoda 3hrs, dat is if they bring at all. Well, let's all hope for the best; nothing wrong with hope.

Duke Emeka said...

And your still living there? Is it a free house or what? My dear move.

Duke Emeka said...

Lmao

Johnson said...

@Linda that's a very big lie ooooooo, they have really tried, i used to spend 15,000 Naira every other month on Generator alone, 500naira fuel everyday, but for two months now i have saved 30k plus some Gen maintenance fees, my monthly NEPA fee is not even close to 1k now oooooo

Anonymous said...

Its not the generation of power that matters but the transmission. Our transmission capability is virtually non-existent. So let them not deceive you guys with all that nonsense! We can generate 100,000MW and it'll not make any difference if transmission isn't sorted.

FYi - They produce approx 40,000MW in SA, so 4,000MW is child's play.

Anonymous said...

Sincerely light has improved in the last couple of days oh.We no dey on gen and my poor mum is ecstatic we don't have to fuel d big gen with money that we can't afford.
We have had almost 24 hrs light in my area at Basorun in Ibadan.

Anonymous said...

yet i neva see even if na low current for aina st. ojodu for days now,all this things na for for news only becos it does not work in de physical

Anonymous said...

PLS FOR 2DAYS IN LEKKI PHASE 1 WE HAVE HAD VERY LOW CURRENT!!!! SO WOT D F*** IS DIS GUY TALKING ABT???? PHCN PEEPS R ON STRIKE....THEIR OFFICES R CLOSED!!!!! MA GEN IS ON NOWWW! KMT!!!!!!!

Davexo said...

unfortunately my somewhat steady supply in gowon estate for 3 wks now turned unusably low today! what a price to pay for inrease in generated power!

Anonymous said...

Power supply has actually really improved at my end , ikeja. Hope it continues

Anonymous said...

After reading most of the negative comments, I am convinced that Nigerians are their worst enemies. This government needs encouragement, not condemnation. In my area in Onitsha the power has been steady for more than a month. However on the next street vandals stole some parts of their transformer. Of course they will condemn the government without ascertaining the cause. And the blame game continues.

Anonymous said...

In fact, my current has been good since today. Even when it seemed full, my microwave no warm nada. Them gbagaun today jare

Anonymous said...

I live in Magodo GRA and power has been relatively constant within the past two months. I am worried at this stability because it might signal the end of the world.I just hope this is not a fluke due to sufficient water at the dams occasioned by the rain.We need to commend the Minister for confronting the Mafiosos behind the power rot headlong

Anonymous said...

I live in Ikoyi and got back from my vacation early July and since that day until today I have had light 24 hours for most weeks and power outage for no more than 6 hours combined through out this period. In fact I have used my gen only twice simply because I was watching a programme I didnt want interrupted. The light was restored in about 20 minutes on both occasions. I have only spent 1k fuel since that time. In as much as this improvement can not be compared to other countries, Nigerians (especially those complaining) have done absolutely nothing about it. U complain but have you done a revolution?U cowardly Nigerians..If you can't head to Aso Rock and shoot down all our politicians then stop disturbing your fellow Nigerians working hard to make ends meet.If you have no solution to the corrupt leaders then quit complaining. If you can't even start a small protest, then SHUT UP!!!God bless Nigeria

Anonymous said...

jonathan has done whaT OBJ cudnt do in 8yrs under under one year of substancially handling the affairs of this country and some fools are still bleating here.what i see happening on electricity supply in nigeria now has never happened since i was born in nigeria. i luv what is happening now in nigeria polity.there is fire on the mountain.everybody is on their toes. the assembly especially is after the executive while the later is indirectly keeping the lagislature on their toes. let the fire continue burning.im enjoying this cos ive saved more money from buying fuel for other important things.i can imagine how SME's will be fairing now while their biz heaves a sigh of slight relieve.GOD BLESS NIGERIA

Anonymous said...

See my Naija people celebrating just over 4,000MW like an Olympic gold medal. For your information, there are parts of Surulere that have not had light in days. Again, this is not uncommon- we have headr this before! Remember? The next 'story' the Minister will tell us is that water level has gone down and that snakes had afflicted Kainji and Shiroro dams, and that gas was not supplied by IOCs, so we return to 1,000MW and consistent weeks of blackout. Let's stop this senseless jumping like kids when poor, arid Niger Republic built a refinery under one year! We have the lowest power generation per capita in the whole of Africa...Shioo.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe what my eyes are reading now, where I live in Hassan Idowu str, Aguda, we don't have electricity for over 5 months now. I pray we also enjoy this electricity improvement and have course to rejoice with fellow Nigerian.

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