[BUSINESS NEWS] HYDRO-POWER TO GENERATE 19, 000 MW, SAYS FG

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THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS ELECTRICITY GENERATION FROM HYDRO SOURCES COULD REACH 19,000 MEGAWATTS IF FULLY HARNESSED.

MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, OGBONNAYA ONU, DISCLOSED THIS AT THE 2018 SEMINAR ON CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT OF WATER CONSERVANCY AND HYDRO-POWER PROJECT ORGANISED BY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY.

ONU, WHO WAS REPRESENTED BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY OF THE MINISTRY, BITRUS NABASU, SAYS NIGERIA REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 160, 000 MEGAWATTS OF ELECTRICITY, BUT IS CURRENTLY GENERATING 7, 000 MEGAWATTS.