The Government of Chad Republic has made a proper request to the federal government to to connect the country to Nigerian electricity grid.
Chadian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abakar Saleh Chachaimi made the request at during the visitation to the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman in Abuja.
While the ambassador stressed the historic and economical value of connecting Chad to Nigeria’s electricity grid, the Minister of Power on his personal part said it’d assist in improving the long existing relations between the two countries.
Mamman who authorized(Approved) the request to host his counterpart from the Republic of Chad for a technical evaluation of the request, said Nigeria would compare it in the various projects under the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP) for possible integration.
The Minister said;
“I, therefore, direct the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) whose representatives are part of this meeting, to come up with a business case and implementation modalities. Based on that, we will write to the Presidency to secure all the necessary approvals.”
Mamman disclosed that under the framework of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) objective of promoting power exchange among ECOWAS member states, the Republics of Benin, Burkina-Faso, Niger and Nigeria are building an 875 kilometre 330 kilovolt power transmission line, the “North Core Transmission line”.