FG Gives Reasons For Nationwide Outages
According to a report by The Nation, the Minister of Power, Engr. Saleh Mamman, has said the outages across the country are due to gas constraints, maintenance of Jebba Power Plant and water shortage management in Shiroro plant.
This was made known by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Aaron Artimas, disclosed this in a statement where he said the problem was caused by the breakdown of some National Integrated Power Plants supplying electricity to the national grid.
He listed the plants to include Sapele, Afam, Olonrunsogo, Omotosho, Ibom, Egbin, Alaoji and Ihovbor as the Jebba Power Plant was shut down for annual maintenance.
“Seven other integrated Power plants, namely Geregu, Sepele, Omotosho, Gbarain, Omuku, Paras and Alaoji are experiencing gas constraints while the Shiroro plant has water management problems”.
Mr Aaron explained that the situation was an unfortunate development that has drastically affected Power generation, thus effectively minimising the national grid, stressing that the Minister of Power regrets this unfortunate situation and offers his sincere apology to all affected Nigerians on the inconveniences the Power shortages are causing.
“Engr Saleh Mamman further assures that the national grid will be restored to its previous historic distribution peak of about 5,600MW of electricity achieved early this year, so as to relieve Nigerians from the current harsh climatic conditions and restore full economic activities”, he said