Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari has said the ongoing transformation of Africa’s largest thermal plant, Egbin Power Plc is indicative of the quality of expertise and huge investment injected into the plant since its take-over by Sahara Group.

“It’s an immense privilege to be here and see the progress at Africa’s biggest thermal plant. Not surprised by the obvious quality of operational activities and the value addition since take-over by the Sahara group,” Kyari said during a courtesy visit to Egbin Power.

“NNPC will continue to be the major stakeholder for this venture and assures Egbin Power of Sustained and eventually elevated gas supply to the facility. We will support this venture maximally,” he added.

Sahara Group is Africa’s largest private power business with operations in the generation and distribution value chain of the sector.

The leading energy conglomerate’s Power division is coordinated by the Sahara Power Group and the entities include Egbin Power Plc, Ikeja Electric (one of the largest private distribution companies in sub-Saharan Africa) and First Independent Power Limited (FIPL).

Sahara Power Group is working towards increasing its generation capacity to over 2,000MW in Nigeria, while also seeking opportunities to invest across Africa to achieve its vision of “lighting up Africa”.

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