Nigerian govt gives reasons for nationwide power outage
NEWS DIGEST – Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, on Thursday, explained that the power outage experienced by many Nigerians was caused by the breakdown of some National Integrated Power Plants supplying electricity to the national grid.
Mr Mamman in a Twitter post on Thursday listed some of the affected power plants that are having issues.
According to him, 7 power plants, namely; Sapele, Afam, Olonrunsogo, Omotosho, Ibom, Egbin, Alaoji and Ihovbor are broken down.
Also, 7 others, “Geregu, Sapele, Omotosho, Gbarain, Omuku, Paras and Alaoji” are having gas supply constraints.
He wrote: “I sincerely regret the recent Power outages across the Nation and the difficulties it has brought with it, and wish to assure my Fellow Nigerians that everyone involved is working assiduously to restore the National grid to its previous historical levels and exceed that.
“The problem is caused by the breakdown of some National Integrated Power Plants supplying electricity to the national grid. The plants are namely, Sapele, Afam, Olonrunsogo, Omotosho, Ibom, Egbin, Alaoji and Ihovbor. The Jebba Power Plant was shut down for annual maintenance.
“Seven other integrated Power plants, namely Geregu, Sepele, Omotosho, Gbarain, Omuku, Paras and Alaoji are experiencing gas constraints while the Shiroro hydroelectric power plant has water management issues.”