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Claiming the challenges that had stalled the sale of three national integrated power projects (NIPPs) had been overcome, the Abuja government approved the privatisation of the Calabar, Geregu and Omotosho thermal plants last October. But there are still significant barriers to the government’s aspiration to add 5GW of capacity with the moribund NIPPs’ revival, according to sources canvassed by African Energy.Against a difficult macroeconomic background and still dysfunctional electricity supply industry, the privatisation of the NIPP plants has struggled.