- Some Nigerians have been complaining about the recent electricity situation in various parts of the country
- The ministry of power has given an update on the situation and why the situation has been bad in the past few days
- The ministry, however, assured Nigerians that the situation is being worked on and will soon be rectified
FCT, Abuja - The ministry of power has given an update on the current dip in electricity generation across the country.
In a terse statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday, June 4, the ministry said the partial shutdown was caused by a gas plant in the country currently facing challenges.
The statement read:
“We wish to notify the general public that the current dip in electricity generation is as a result of the partial shutdown of the Oben gas plant to address the repair of critical gas processing equipment.
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“The incidence, unfortunately, occurred at a time when other power plants on other gas sources are undergoing planned maintenance and capacity testing.
“We wish to notify the public that Seplat Energy Plc has mobilized equipment, material, and personnel to the site with a view to expediting the restoration of normal gas supply to the affected power plants.
“We have been assured that the repair work will be concluded this weekend and restored normalcy.
“While pleading with electricity consumers about the current state of supply, we wish to assure the general public that efforts are being made for a sustained improvement of supply across the country.”
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Engr. Aliyu said this in Markudi when he paid a courtesy visit to Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, as part of his working visit to inspect ongoing power projects in the state.
He added that the improved grid has significantly reduced the frequency of power systems collapse.
He noted that the federal government is constructing a 40 megawatts (MW) electricity plant from Kashimbila, Taraba to Yandev in Benue.
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