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Nigeria considers supplying electricity to Chad



The Federal Government of Nigeria is considering supplying electricity to the Republic of Chad following a recent request by the neighbouring West African country.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria made the disclosure on Sunday, after a meeting which was held last week to discuss the possibilities of connecting Chad to the national grid.

“Meeting between Ministry of Power, TCN, and the Chadian Minister of Energy, Mrs Ramatou Mahamat Houtouin, to discuss the possibilities of connecting the Republic of Chad to the Nigerian national grid [was held] on Wednesday, October 21, 2020,” the TCN said on its Twitter handle on Sunday, alongside pictures of the meeting.

Nigeria, with an fluctuating power generation of between 3,000 to 4,500 megawatts in recent years, currently exports electricity to three neighbouring countries, namely Republics of Benin, Niger and Togo.

Also, total power generation in the country fell to 3,474.5MW in the morning of Sunday, October 25, from 3,776.5MW on Saturday, according to data obtained from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator.

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