World Bank set to invest $1bllion in Nigeria’s power sector

The World Bank has decided to invest in Nigeria’s power sector with the sum of $1 billion.

This grant is expected to accelerate the post privatisation process of the power sector.

The international finance corporation, a member of the World Bank says it will make long term loan financing available to the sector because of the potentials it presents.

This amount is to be shared among three distribution and generation companies that won the privatisation bid.

IFC is set to provide financing to mobilize funds for one power generation company and also planning to invest in another power generation company, with further plans to support up to three power distribution companies. 

These projects will add 1, 500 MW to Nigeria’s grid and are part of the World Bank Group’s intervention in the sector, which is built into the Group’s Energy Business Plan.

Credit: Channels News

I pray the distribution and generation companies use this fund judiciously and end this power problem once and for all.


  1. No wonder our corrupt leaders are lobbying to buy the distribution companies. so there will be funding for them again! wow. enough money to embezzle.

  2. Na today? Where are all the billions pumped into the sector in years past


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