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Saturday, 8 August 2015

Nigeria needs trillions of naira to have steady power – Prof.Onuoha

The Associate Head of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Professor Igwe Onuoha said it will take the nation trillions of naira in order to get the required megawatts that will give every Nigerian uninterrupted power supply.

He said that there is a very wide gap between “our capacity at the moment and what Nigerians actually need. There are distinctively specific things that Nigerians need to put in place in other to increase the generation but it is an expensive venture for a nation of 160 million people”.


He said this at the event for Engineering students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), during a seminary organized by SciEtech University Outreach.

According to him
“We are a country of over 160 million people; our grid is testing to sustain 5000 megawatts. 5000 megawatts means that you have 5 million watts of energy in the grid.
“If we are a 100 million, it means that every 100 people in Nigeria will have only one lamp. So if you have 5000 megawatts in the grid you can only support 100 people having only one lamp. If you want 100 people to have each a lamp, you multiply 5000 by 100 it gives you 500, 000 megawatts.
“On the average, one million dollars will give you one megawatt so if you want 100 megawatts you need 100 million dollars. The exponential multiplication means that you need far large amount of money to be able to generate power to make sure that every Nigerian has a lamp. We will be able to reach that point when we are able to get all the money to make that level of investment. 
“But there are several sectors in our economy begging for commitment, so if we are going to close other sectors of the economy and concentrate on power, it means that you are going to have enough money to generate enough power for 160 million people”he stated.

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61 comments:

ogeee said...

Nigeria has money,tell OBJ,Okorocha,Jonathan,Amechi and co to bring out d money

igwe Adaobi said...

What of the billions spent on power for the past years?

JUST ME said...

Stop bothering ursef prof.
Am alredy hvn steady power supply in my house

ogeee said...

Stories all d time

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Hundred trillion without proper management will see it go the way other funds meant for power generation our country had gone.
We need to get the system right first.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Valentine N Egbuna said...

We can do it, let government channel all the money laundered in the previous administration into power. we as Nigerians desperately need light, Buhari can keep his animal husbandry to himself.



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Anonymous said...

This man is saying nonsense

ary said...

That industry is a quick sand, the monies sunk in there has either not being utilized or is resting easy in people's pocket.

dessymal said...

I smell a BIG EXCUSE for increased power tariff

freeborn zina said...

Hmmmm another expensive lie from looters an criminals in nigeria.











#sad indeed

Darrel tom said...

Then Buhari should do something about it... Not to be touring the whole globe

freeborn zina said...

Hmmmm another expensive lie from looters an criminals in nigeria.











#sad indeed

Darrel tom said...

Then Buhari should do something about it... Not to be touring the whole globe

Darrel tom said...

Then Buhari should do something about it... Not to be touring the whole globe

Chinwe Ogbu said...

Trillion only?? Na wah oh! Make them use all the wardrobe allowance or decrease all d government officials salaries or all the money that EFCC has been collecting or they should tell fashola to pay back the money used 4 hes website...... sacrifies must be made.. but anyways, I gotta ask! Where is the money EFCC collects from all thses criminals? What are the money used 4 huh? Na so so arrest dem dey do and collect money.. what is it used 4?

Anonymous said...

This is a reckless outburst. Can we just start somewhere first?

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gentle said...

How did other countries nw do it? Dnt we as a country triple that amount in a year?? Just 1 politician alone has that money. I'm sick of useless country.

Tee said...

All these monies been stolen is enough to generate power.

Anonymous said...

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT! YOU ARE CRAZY SIR! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE $20 BILLION DOLLARS FOR POWER OBASANJO SAID HE SPENT DURING HIS 8 YEAR TENURE AND ADDITIONAL $10 BILLION DOLLARS UNCLE BARAWO JONATHAN SAY HE SPEND DURING HIS ONE REGIME! NOW U WANT MORE TRILLIONS! NA GOD GO SAVE US! ( LIGHT DON BETTER FOR MY AREA THOUGH )

kelvin andre said...

Make dem do am! The money dey

genius jinee said...

I don vex

Anonymous said...

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Chi said...

he truth is that no one has being able to tell us how much electricity that could be generated using solar. We have sunshine for 60% or more of the year. This amount of sunshine can go along way in helping to curtail the said amount needed to be generated vis gas-burning. In such a if they will have initiatives like AKONLIGHTENING AFRICA PROJECT.. wen have the brains, we have the other resources to embark on this venture and even bigger than Akon's but no one is talking about it. Naija na waao. We dey fall our hands for ourselves. Insuch an even, a whole professor could not even mention solar energy and it's prospectas in naija. Abeg, Akon still dey naija make una go meet am make the guy teach una how far.

Chi said...

he truth is that no one has being able to tell us how much electricity that could be generated using solar. We have sunshine for 60% or more of the year. This amount of sunshine can go along way in helping to curtail the said amount needed to be generated vis gas-burning. In such a if they will have initiatives like AKONLIGHTENING AFRICA PROJECT.. wen have the brains, we have the other resources to embark on this venture and even bigger than Akon's but no one is talking about it. Naija na waao. We dey fall our hands for ourselves. Insuch an even, a whole professor could not even mention solar energy and it's prospectas in naija. Abeg, Akon still dey naija make una go meet am make the guy teach una how far.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Can you imagine??? Yet dey spent trillions on the last election just to remain in power. Mcheeeeeeew! Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Can you imagine??? Yet dey spent trillions on the last election just to remain in power. Mcheeeeeeew! Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Can you imagine??? Yet dey spent trillions on the last election just to remain in power. Mcheeeeeeew! Linda take note!

cookie lyon said...

They should go recover it from all those criminals from the former government.

AC£S said...

Anonymous said...

“If we are a 100 million, it means that every 100 people in Nigeria will have only one lamp. So if you have 5000 megawatts in the grid you can only support 100 people having only one lamp. If you want 100 people to have each a lamp, you multiply 5000 by 100 it gives you 500, 000 megawatts.

This is unbefuckingliveable. I don't want to believe a whole professor gave such a dodgy mathematical analogy. The Nigerian press is in such a mess to have published such nonsense. A technology reporter who can't even report a simple analysis right.

And you; Linda, I don't expect you to know better. Your own is just to copy and paste. Olodo

Ngene Olivia said...

If trillion should be invested in †ђξ power sector, we will still be hearing same thing....so they should come up with another thing abeg......there are so many issues that needs to be strengthened out
Hohaaaaa





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Callistus Ezeji said...

Nonsense. If you admit you're Incompetent, why not privatise.

Sir Sokari Dappa Andrew-Jaja said...

Professor, how much did God spend to create night and day. How much did it cost Isaac Newton to invent electricity.
Professor, please think how u can create more electricity and not how much it will cost Nigeria to generate electricity.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

But can we afford dat?

christie benjamin said...

Too much money but Nigeria as d giant of Africa can do it....

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Yes,we need money to do all of these things but hey,there cheaper energy sources that we can tap into,like nuclear power albeit it's not that safe but do we really have a better choice?

N I'm not too sure ,shouldn't we be making these calculations based on households/businesses n not the number of pple we have in the country . N how are we so sure we're a nation of 160m pple? Some pple have also died since the last census n Boko haram has helped in depopulating the north(we may be way less than that number or way more than that)

What ever degree, one of our major problems is over-reliance on gas,hydro n oil sources for electricity. coal is almost non existent,fuck greenhouse emissions but we must start from somewhere. Perhaps in the future we can move to cleaner energy sources; gas,hydro n oil aren't that clean either.

So, I would say nuclear, let's try that. This country is rich in uranium n there's lower chances of greenhouse emissions.

Emmanuel A. Success said...

for the first time, I see a Prof who doesn't understand mathematics. 100 times what? nonsense; that is what you are. NASA did not go to the moon in just one day.
Prof. by your evil propaganda discouraging statement, you are one of the enemies of Nigeria. You are among the Axes of evil. Prof that is a xenophobic statement against the Nigerian state. If you don't have the technical know how, then get out. professor of negative prophecy.

RareSpecie Z said...

Tell em LOUD.

Anonymous said...

First Nigerian Substandard professor. 5000MW is not 5 million watts please professor olodo. Square peg in a round hole. Every thing in Nigeria is fake. Even fake professor. You must be a corrupt professor and also against Nigeria from the axes of evil. And in case you don't understand English much then: Tufia. Nmba. You no bi am at all at all.

Emmanuel A. Success said...

First Nigerian Substandard professor. 5000MW is not 5 million watts please professor olodo. Square peg in a round hole. Every thing in Nigeria is fake. Even fake professor. You must be a corrupt professor and also against Nigeria from the axes of evil. And in case you don't understand English much then: Tufia. Nmba. You no bi am at all at all.

Anonymous said...

First Nigerian Substandard professor. 5000MW is not 5 million watts please professor olodo. Square peg in a round hole. Every thing in Nigeria is fake. Even fake professor. You must be a corrupt professor and also against Nigeria from the axes of evil. And in case you don't understand English much then: Tufia. Nmba. You no bi am at all at all.

Emmanuel A. Success said...

First Nigerian Substandard professor. 5000MW is not 5 million watts please professor olodo. Square peg in a round hole. Every thing in Nigeria is fake. Even fake professor. You must be a corrupt professor and also against Nigeria from the axes of evil. And in case you don't understand English much then: Tufia. Nmba. You no bi am at all at all.

Emmanuel A. Success said...

First Nigerian Substandard professor. 5000MW is not 5 million watts please professor olodo. Square peg in a round hole. Every thing in Nigeria is fake. Even fake professor. You must be a corrupt professor and also against Nigeria from the axes of evil. And in case you don't understand English much then: Tufia. Nmba. You no bi am at all at all.

Emmanuel A. Success said...

First Nigerian Substandard professor. 5000MW is not 5 million watts please professor olodo. Square peg in a round hole. Every thing in Nigeria is fake. Even fake professor. You must be a corrupt professor and also against Nigeria from the axes of evil. And in case you don't understand English much then: Tufia. Nmba. You no bi am at all at all.

Emmanuel A. Success said...

First Nigerian Substandard professor. 5000MW is not 5 million watts please professor olodo. Square peg in a round hole. Every thing in Nigeria is fake. Even fake professor. You must be a corrupt professor and also against Nigeria from the axes of evil. And in case you don't understand English much then: Tufia. Nmba. You no bi am at all at all.

Anonymous said...

First Nigerian Substandard professor. 5000MW is not 5 million watts please professor olodo. Square peg in a round hole. Every thing in Nigeria is fake. Even fake professor. You must be a corrupt professor and also against Nigeria from the axes of evil. And in case you don't understand English much then: Tufia. Nmba. You no bi am at all at all.

Emmanuel A. Success said...

First Nigerian Substandard professor. 5000MW is not 5 million watts please professor olodo. Square peg in a round hole. Every thing in Nigeria is fake. Even fake professor. You must be a corrupt professor and also against Nigeria from the axes of evil. And in case you don't understand English much then: Tufia. Nmba. You no bi am at all at all.

Anonymous said...

First Nigerian Substandard professor. 5000MW is not 5 million watts please professor olodo. Square peg in a round hole. Every thing in Nigeria is fake. Even fake professor. You must be a corrupt professor and also against Nigeria from the axes of evil. And in case you don't understand English much then: Tufia. Nmba. You no bi am at all at all.

Chidinma Okereh said...

Ok, i hear

Anonymous said...

How many trillions did south Africa spend to provide steady power supply to her people?. All the money that has been stolen by greedy politicians and their accomplices is more than enough to execute the project. The monies should be recovered and be used to execute the project.

Anonymous said...

If ethiopia could generate 6000 megawatt with 4.8billion dollars in 4 yrs without any foreign loan then tell that professor to go and sit down ...Ethiopia has no oil,less minerals,less population ,came out of famine recently but yet invested in sky scrappers, light rail, largest dam , improve her military all because of the political will in d nation .Yet some bunch of illiterate professors are seeing impossibilies...

Anonymous said...

PHCN is now a private business nologer public, so if they need money, they should go to bank and borrow...what's our business with that?

Anonymous said...

It has been privatized that's why I don't understand their needing money been our headache!

Callistus Ezeji said...

Good sir sokari

kesz dovey said...

Una b thief...we dont wnt electricity anymore, u guys can kip it..new way to eat money..

Anonymous said...

A PROF said these...WOW. Kids!!! don't cheat and bribe your way through school. I'm a B.Eng graduate in Electrical/Electronics engineering and this analogy that's being made by this so called professor is pure crap/trash/nonsense. Which universities did he attend?

Victor Nwosu said...

Save yourself the wahala and go solar. It's a no brainer. The govt should be thinking in line of renewable energy and not waste do much resources trying to revamp the facilities. A good example is the Telecoms industry. The entry of MTN and ECONET given every Nigerian the opportunity to own an individual phone rather than rely on revamping nitel.

Yiobayae said...

Greedy Government administrators carry allocations go keep with Oyibo men to develop Oyibo land with interests and eventually swallow the rest when greedy Government administrators die of "greedimia disease".

Anonymous said...

@ anon 11:31, you are the biggest olodo of the century.

1000 watts = 1 megawatts
10,000watts. = 10megawatts
100,000watts. = 100megawatts
1000,000watts. = 1000megawatts
So
5000,000watts. = 5000megawatts

Did you now see that prof is right?

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Roosevelt Pearson said...

I see the only possible way to get enough power is through green energy solutions. Once the solar panel is set up, it could provide electricity 24/7 without any additional charges. Sounds easy? Go green!

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