Minister Approves Chad Republic Request For Electricity Supply
Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman has approved the formal request of the government Chad Republic seeking the federal government to connect the country to the Nigerian electricity grid.
The Minister made the approval while receiving Chadian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abakar Saleh Chachaimi, saying that the request is approved to undergo technical analysis.
He added that Nigeria would evaluate the request within the various projects under the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP) for possible integration.
Mamman disclosed that under the framework of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) objective of promoting power exchange among ECOWAS member states, the Republics of Benin, Burkina-Faso, Niger and Nigeria are building an 875 kilometre 330 kilovolt power transmission line, the “North Core Transmission line”.
Mamman also informed the Chadian delegation that currently, Nigeria has bilateral contracts for supplying electricity to Niger Republic and Benin Republic which has been ongoing for decades.
The Chadian ambassador speaking during the visit stressed the historical and economic value of connecting Chad to Nigeria’s electricity grid, the Minister of Power on his own part said it would help in enhancing the long existing relations between the two countries.