Power Ministry: 120m Nigerians lack access to electricity – June 2013 – Thisday article excerpts of Nigeria’s 160 million population, only 40 million have access to electricity through the public power supply system, according to the Ministry of Power. With the remaining 120 million getting their power supply from others sources, the ministry believes that the nation’s power sector is attractive for investors to put money into a market that would guarantee adequate return on investment.
Nigeria has a total road network of about 194,200 km, with 28,980 km as paved and 164,220 km unpaved (2004 figures).
There are daily flights covering major cities & towns across the country and several international flights to major destinations.
Train services (passengers, freight, goods & services) operating in Kano, Kaduna, Kwara, Rivers & Lagos etc.. are available. These trains currently transport goods and services across the country, covering afore mentioned states.
The NIPP power stations will add about 4,774MW of electricity to the national grid network. Many of the value chain projects are being delivered since January 2011 with a major harvest subject to availability of gas in 2012 and full delivery of balance o about 20% of the project by late 2013.
According to the Minister of Transport Senator Idris Umar; “With the movement of goods by rail, vehicular hazards are significantly reduced as many vehicles will be taken off the roads, without necessarily affecting the revenue earnings of the road transports”.