Nigeria Restores Power Supply To Niger Republic After 7-Month Blackout

Nigeria has resumed supplying power to Niger Republic after seven months, following the Economic Community of West African States’ decision to lift sanctions on Niger.

Prior to this, Nigeria had cut its electricity supply to Niger in response to a coup in Niger that led to the suspension of energy exports.

This move significantly impacted Niger’s power sector, as Nigeria supplied 70% of its electricity.

In response, Niger focused on a mega solar power plant project, which is now operational and has improved power supply in the capital and other key towns.

Despite this development, Niger still owes Nigeria N4.22 billion for power supply. The situation has led to challenges in Niger, with reports of load shedding and power cuts, prompting the country to seek alternative energy sources like the solar plant


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