President Bola Ahmed Tinubu inaugurated the groundbreaking ceremony for the Gwagwalada Independent Power Plant (GIPP), a 1,350 Megawatts power plant, and vowed to address obstacles hindering stable electricity supply in Nigeria.
In his address at the ceremony, Tinubu emphasized his administration’s commitment to resolving challenges in the electric power sector, aiming to relieve suppressed demand and enhance peak supply for Nigerians.
The president urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited and its partners to deliver the GIPP within the promised three-year timeline, emphasizing the importance of timely completion.
Tinubu emphasized that a stable and increased energy supply would drive national economic development, a crucial priority of his administration.
The GIPP is part of a 3,600MW cumulative power project along the Abuja, Kaduna, and Kano (AKK) gas pipeline corridors, aiming to bolster the project’s economic viability and attract foreign direct investments (FDIs) for the nation.
The president pledged to tackle power challenges and gas utilization, advancing the diversification of the energy mix to foster industrial growth and job creation.
NNPC Group Chief Executive Officer, Mele Kyari, assured that the corporation would leverage Nigeria’s abundant gas resources to enhance energy security and contribute to the national grid. He highlighted the completion of several other power projects, including the 50MW Maiduguri Power Plant, and 900MW and 1,300MW power plants in Kaduna and Kano, respectively.