Nigerian government apologises for power outage, irregular supply
The Nigerian Government has apologised to Nigerians over the current power outages and shortages in various parts of the country.
Minister of power Sale Mamman in a statement by his media aide Aaron Artimas said power outage and irregular supply was caused by the breakdown of some National Integrated Power Plants (NIPP) supplying electricity to the national grid.
Artimas listed the affected plants to include Sapele, Afam, Olonrunsogo, Omotosho, Ibom, Egbin, Alaoji, and Ihovbor.
He noted that while the Jebba Power Plant was shut down for annual maintenance, the Shiroro Power Plant has water management problems.
Seven other integrated power plants – Geregu, Sepele, Omotosho, Gbarain, Omuku, Paras, and Alaoji – are experiencing gas constraints.
Artimas lamented that the condition of the plants has drastically affected power generation, leading to effectively minimising the national grid.
The minister, however, assured Nigerians that the ministry through the appropriate agencies was working assiduously to rectify the technical problems affecting the plants, as well as making effort to resolve the gas issues to the others.
The minister stated that the national grid would be restored to its previous historic distribution peak of about 5,600MW of electricity achieved earlier in 2021.
He said power restoration will relieve Nigerians from the current harsh climatic conditions and restore full economic activities.