Chairman, Presidential Task Force on Power, Mr. Beks Dagogo-Jack, has revealed that the nation’s power generation has hit a new peak of 4,349.7 megawatts.
Dagogo-Jack who disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, said the new record was achieved on Monday.
This comes on the heels of the recent shutdown of the Escravos gas plant belonging to Chevron Nigeria Limited, which led to the loss of 300MW for three weeks.
Although the task force chairman expressed delight at the new record, he however pledged that it was not unanticipated even as the authorities in the power sector were working hard to surpass it.
“This is a very exciting and cheering news. To be clear, we are not surprised. We are fully focused as a team to prove to Nigerians that this government is serious about power and in spite of all the challenges on the way, power will grow from level to level as we progress. I assure you that the best is yet to come,” Dagogo-Jack said.