Tony Elumelu to Invest $25bn on Nigeria’s Power Sector

Chairman of Transcorp Nigeria Plc Tony Elumelu, has pledged $25 billion investments in Nigeria’s power sector as plans to increase Nigeria’s national grid by 700 megawatts (MW).

Elumelu’s plans, which will be carried out via its subsidiary, Transcorp Power Ltd, will be executed with major power projects as reported by Bloomberg.

Although a time frame was not given, Elumelu said the company is ready to “spend a lot of money” on the 987MW capacity Afam Power Plant which is up for privatisation.

On March 15, the company along with two others had launched a bid for Afam Power Plant which operates a natural-gas-fired power generation facility in Rivers state.

He said If Transcorp Power successfully acquires the facility, the firm’s daily power output will increase by 700MW, adding 1400MW to the national grid.

“We’ve expressed interest in the acquisition of Afam power plant, which we’re going to spend a lot of money on. It’ll give us 1,400 megawatts and we can do more,” he said.

Speaking about a N90 billion naira debt owed Transcorp Power, Elumelu said such has the tendency to hamper growth in the sector.

“If they’re owing you that kind of money, it affects your ability to do more and more importantly, slows your enthusiasm,” he said.

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