Grid Collapse: Terrorists Sabotaging Power Supply in North-East, FG Discloses
- FG has blamed the poor power supply on the activities of terrorists who were sabotaging efforts to provide a steady and reliable power supply to Nigerians
- According to the minister of power, the terror groups have made the provision of steady electricity for Nigerians, especially in the northern region rather impossible
- Aliyu listed the North-East, North- West and North-Central as the worst-hit regions in the country
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The federal government said terrorists are sabotaging its efforts to provide steady and reliable power supply to Nigerians, especially in the North East region, Daily Trust reports.
The minister of power, Abubakar Aliyu, made this disclosure at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He spoke as FEC approved various contracts in the power and water resources sectors, totaling N23,047,974,090.
Abubakar Aliyu highlights regions that suffer major blow
The minister, who cited the case of the North East, North West and North Central, disclosed after power infrastructure was brought down by vandals and restored, they were again vandalised.
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He said the government has now been compelled to design alternative, but less efficient ways to supply electricity to areas affected particularly Maiduguri in Borno State through Damaturu substation.
The minister affirmed:
“But currently, we have returned the contractor to restore the main 330 that was vandalized some time back.
"So, in order to have enough electricity for Damaturu and environs, from that substation in Damaturu, and take some to Maiduguri, this project seeks to boost the capacity of Damaturu substation.”
National electric grid: NERC issues fresh update on power supply
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued fresh updates to Nigerians amid to persisting collapse of the national electric grid.
As reported by Daily Nigerian, the chairman of NERC, Sanusi Garba said Nigerians will witness improved power supply in the coming days.
Sanusi said renewed efforts by industry stakeholders have helped with an intervention that will see Nigerians have a steady power supply from Friday, July 1.
Electricity distribution companies apologise to Nigerians over poor power supply
Meanwhile, power distribution companies have taken to social media to apologise to Nigerians, businesses on the latest grid collapse.
This was due to the recent collapse of the national electric grid suffered by Nigerians in most parts of the country.
The collapse had worsened the blackout in Lagos and some other parts of the country with the whole south-east states affected.