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2021 Budget: Nigeria to invest N198bn on power projects


The Nigerian government would invest a total of N198.28bn on various capital projects in the power sector in different parts of the country in 2021.

Details of the 2021 budget proposal submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari recently showed that different sectors in the power industry have been mapped out to partake in the funds.

The Federal Ministry of Power will make the largest input as it targets to invest N173.78bn on capital projects during the period.

Similarly, the National rural electrification project, managed by the Rural Electrification Agency, will invest a total of N17.86bn on power infrastructure development in rural communities across Nigeria.

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on its part plans to invest N294.1m on capital projects. In the same vein, projects to be handled by the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency will gulp N441.1m.

For the Transmission Company of Nigeria, the sum of N4.69bn will be allocated for power generation.

Also, the capital outlay projected for 2021 by the Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Limited is N914.87m, while the National Power Training Institute would invest N294.1m.

The total overhead for the entire ministry and its agencies was N1.16bn.

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