Minister of State for Power, Sulaiman Hassan has said Nigeria loses 24 billion naira monthly to imported energy.
Hassan made this known at the 24th monthly power sector stakeholders meeting.
He insisted that Nigerians should seek alternative source of energy to complement government’s effort to improve power supply.
He said: “The reports indicated that diesel importation has declined in the past two years, which is an indication that Nigerians now run their generators for few hours due to the intervention of other sources of energy.
“Nevertheless, the report further indicated that 300 million litres of diesel is being used by Nigerians to power generators every month. Regrettably, 75 per cent of the diesel is being imported and that had increased pressure on scarce forex.
In the same vein,the Transmission Company Of Nigeria (TCN), also commissioned a new substation in Abuja.
The two transformer projects, 100MVA, 132/33KV will boost electricity supply in the Federal Capital Territory.