Federal Government has disclosed that Nigerians would begin to experience uninterrupted light by December, 2012 with plans to generate 5,400 mega watts from the current 4,400 mega watts. Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe said that the 5,400 mega watts target will be achieved following the arrangement by the National Integrated Power Project, NIPP, where by December, 1,000MW would be added to the current 4,400 currently available in the country, as against the little above 1,900MW before Jonathan took over.
According to him, President Jonathan inherited grounded and moribund NIPP with 10 of the projects abandoned and with the rehabilitation process and efforts made, some of the grids are adding about 600MW.
Okupe debunked insinuations by some critics that power increased because of increase in the water level. The reason for this additional increase according to Okupe is the NIPP that are now adding between 600 and 800 megawatts to the national grid.