FG gives reason for current electricity drop across Nigeria

FG gives reason for current electricity drop across Nigeria

The partial suspension of the Obem gas plant, according to the Federal Government, is to blame for the recent electrical shortage.

The Ministry of Power announced this in a statement signed by Malam Sanusi, Special Assistant to the Minister of Power on Media, on Saturday.

The gas plant was shut down, according to the Minister’s aide, to address the repair of essential gas processing equipment.

He said, “The current dip in electricity generation is as a result of the recent electricity dip to the partial shutdown of the Obem gas plant to address the repair of the critical gas processing equipment.

“The incidence unfortunately occured at a time when other Power plants on other gas sources are under going planned maintenance and capacity testing. We wish to notify the public that Seplat Energy has mobilised 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 would be concluded this weekend and normalcy will be restored.

“While pleading with electricity consumers with 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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