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Outrage As Nigerian Government Considers Supplying Electricity To Republic Of Chad

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Nigerians have condemned the Federal Government over alleged plans to supply electricity to the Republic of Chad despite inadequate power supply in the cpuntry.

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria made the disclosure on Sunday, after a meeting which was held last week to discuss the possibilities of connecting Chad to the national grid.

“Meeting between Ministry of Power, TCN, and the Chadian Minister of Energy, Mrs Ramatou Mahamat Houtouin, to discuss the possibilities of connecting the Republic of Chad to the Nigerian national grid [was held] on Wednesday, October 21, 2020,” the TCN said on its Twitter handle on Sunday, alongside pictures of the meeting.

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Nigeria, with an fluctuating power generation of between 3,000 to 4,500 megawatts in recent years, currently exports electricity to three neighbouring countries, namely Republics of Benin, Niger and Togo.

Also, total power generation in the country fell to 3,474.5MW in the morning of Sunday, October 25, from 3,776.5MW on Saturday, according to data obtained from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator.

Nigerians have taken to social media to slam the government for planing to connect another country on its grid when the country was suffering from epileptic power supply.

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KanyiDaily recalls that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo had said Nigerians were willing to pay more money for electricity if the services they received from the distribution companies improved.

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