The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing
Director, Mele Kyari, revealed Wednesday that the Federal Government has
paid more than N200 billion to the power sector in a bid to boost the
country's electricity supply.
Mr Kyari made the comment in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with the NNPC team; Usman Mohammed, Managing Director of the Nigerian Transmission Company; and Sale Mamman, Power Minister.
“This will go a long way in making sure that those payment issues are resolved. And we are engaging as a government and as a team to make sure that those payment issues are fully settled,” the NNPC chief said.
“There are issues around power supply process and we have discussed most of them and we are moving as a team to make sure that we resolve issues around payment and evacuation.
“We are very confident that this will get the desired result. We will visit some power plants tomorrow to make sure that we sort out any issue to ensure that Nigerians have access to a better power.”