Federal Government says factors responsible for outages in the country are receiving attention

Minister of Power, Sale Mamman has assured Nigerians that relevant agencies under the ministry are working assidously to fix technical problems in some affected power plants that resulted to shortage of electricity supply in parts of the Country.

While regretting the inconveniences the power shortage has caused, the minister says he is optimistic that the National grid will bounce back to its peak of 5,600 Mega watts of electricity earlier achieved in the beginning of the year.

Recalled that parts of the country have been experiencing power outages as a result of breakdown of some power generating plants in Sapele, Afam, Olonrunsogo, Omotosho, Ibom, Egbin, Alaoji and Ihovbor as well as Jebba power plant which was shut down for annual maintenance.

While seven other integrated power plants are also experiencing gas constraints, the shiroro plant has water management problems which Minister of power says all challenges will soon be rectified.

He described the situation as an unfortunate development that has drastically affected Power generation, thus effectively minimising the national grid and assured that the ministry through the appropriate Agencies is working assiduously to rectify the technical problems affecting the plants as well as resolving the gas issues to the others.

The Minister 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 relief Nigerians from the current harsh climatic conditions and restore full economic activities.

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