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'Nigeria can transmit additional power from 10 new sub-stations'

29 January 2015, 19:25

Akure - Vice President Namadi Sambo on Wednesday insisted that Nigeria had the capacity to transmit additional power being generated by the 10 new power plants built across the country.

Addressing a mammoth crowd at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Rally in Akure, Ondo, Sambo frowned at a media report, which claimed Nigeria did not have the capacity to transmit additional power being generated by the new power plants.

He explained that the Federal Government has successfully constructed 3 500 kilometres of transmission lines to ensure effective evacuation of the additional power being generated in the country.

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Sambo said President Jonathan had approved the construction of hydro-electric power projects that would produce more than 4 000megawatts of electricity.

He disclosed that all the power projects across the country were on course, saying that the PDP-led Federal Government would ensure speedy completion of the projects, if re-elected.

He said rail transport, which was abandoned for more than 40 years, was being resuscitated to further boost the nation’s transport system.

The vice president, therefore, urged Ondo residents to vote for Jonathan/Sambo and other PDP candidates.



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