The governments of Benin and Togo on Monday called for an increase in the amount of electricity, which their countries receive from Nigeria. The visit was on the back of Nigeria’s privatisation programme and how it could affect our power supply to them.
They specifically requested the Nigerian electricity supply industry to increase the amount of power sent to them from 200 megawatts to 300MW.
Here is what NERC told them
“The ongoing reform in the Nigeria electricity industry will not jeopardise international relations and strategic interests of Nigeria.”
“They also made a case for an increase in allocation from 200MW to 300MW. Nigeria currently supplies 300MW to Togo, Benin and Niger Republic, out of which the CEB countries get 200MW of power supply with the balance of 100MW given to Niger Republic.”
“You need to sign a power purchase agreement with the Nigeria Electricity Bulk Trader Plc and be up to date in your payment for electricity received as the market will be entirely private-sector-driven by the time the NIPP plants are sold,” Amadi was quoted as telling the delegation.