- FG has attributed the poor power supply to the activities of terrorists who sabotaged efforts to provide Nigerians with a stable and reliable power supply
- According to the Minister of Energy the terrorist groups have made supplying Nigerians with a constant flow of electricity, particularly in the northern region, quite impossible
- Aliyu listed the Northeast, Northwest and North-Central as the hardest hit Regions of the country
The federal government said terrorists were sabotaging its efforts to provide stable and reliable power supplies to Nigerians, particularly in the Northeast region, reports Daily Trust.
Energy Minister Abubakar Aliyu made this disclosure at the conclusion of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the P Presidential Mansion, Abuja.
He spoke as the FEC approved various contracts in the energy and water resources sectors, totaling 23,047,974,090 N.
Abubakar Aliyu raises Regions Taking a Big Blow
The minister who cited the case of the Northeast, Northwest and North-Central exposed after the power infrastructure was destroyed by vandals and restored they were destroyed again.
He said the government is now being forced to develop alternative but less efficient ways to to supply electricity to the affected areas, particularly Maiduguri in Borno State, via the Damaturu Substation.
The Minister confirmed:
“But currently we have the Contractor returned to restore Main 330 which was destroyed some time ago.
“In order to have enough electricity for Damaturu and surroundings from this substation in Damaturu and bring some of it to Maiduguri, this project is trying to increase the capacity of Damaturu substation.”
National Electric Grid: NERC Releases New Electricity Supply Update
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued new updates to Nigerians amid the ongoing collapse of the national electric grid.
As reported by Daily Nigerian, NERC Chairman Sanusi Garba said Nigerians will see improved electricity supply in the coming days.
< p class= "align-left">Sanusi said renewed efforts by industry stakeholders have contributed to an intervention that will provide constant power to Nigerians from Friday, July 1.
Utilities apologize to the Poor power supply to Nigerians
Meanwhile, power distribution companies have taken to social media to apologize to Nigerians and businesses for the recent grid outage sorry.
This was due to the recent collapse of the national electricity grid that Nigerians suffered in most parts of the country.
The collapse had exacerbated the power outage in Lagos and some other parts of the country, affecting the entire southeastern states.