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Nigeria’s economy needs 50,000 MW to boom – Buhari’s aide

Nigeria needs 50,000 megawatts of power to meet its energy needs, Ahmad Zakari, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on power infrastructure, has said.

Africa’s biggest economy is plunged into darkness from time to time due to frequent national grid collapses.

Zakari added, “We keep talking about 5000 megawatts but we are really closer to 10 megawatts. However, we need about 50,000 megawatts for the economy to thrive,”

Buhari’s aide spoke at the Nigeria Energy 2022 Conference, which was held Tuesday in Lagos.