Poor Power Supply: Minister apologises for outages across Nigeria

According to a press statement from the ministry, the Jebba Power Plant was shut down for annual maintenance while 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.

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The Ministry of Power says the breakdown of some National Integrated Power Plants supplying electricity to the national grid, namely, Sapele, Afam, Olonrunsogo, Omotosho, Ibom, Egbin, Alaoji, and Ihovbor is the reason for power outages across the country.

According to a press statement from the ministry, the Jebba Power Plant was shut down for annual maintenance while 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.

The development according to the ministry has drastically affected Power generation, thus effectively minimizing the national grid.

In view of the worsening situation, the Minister of Power Engr Sale Mamman has tentered an apology to all affected customers on the inconveniences the Power shortages are causing and assures that the ministry through the appropriate Agencies is working to rectify the technical problems affecting the plants as well as resolving the gas issues to the others.

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