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Ministry of Power Gives Update on Current Dip in Electricity – Legit.ng

  • Some Nigerians have complained about the recent electricity supply situation in different parts of the country
  • The Ministry of Energy has provided an update on the situation and why the situation in has been so bad for the past few days
  • However, the Ministry assured Nigerians that the situation is being worked on and will be resolved soon< /li>

< p class="align-left">FCT, Abuja – The Ministry of Energy has provided an update on the current decline in electricity generation across the country.

The The statement read:

“We would like to inform the general public that the current drop in power generation is due to the partial shutdown of the gas power plant at Oben to address repairs to critical gas processing equipment.

“Unfortunately, the incident occurred at a time when other power plants with other gas sources are undergoing planned maintenance and capacity tests.

“We would like to inform the public that Seplat Energy Plc has mobilized equipment, materials and personnel to the site to expedite the restoration of normal gas supplies to affected power plants.

“We have been assured that the repair work will be completed this weekend and normality will be restored.

“While we educate consumers about the current supply situation, we want to reassure the general public that efforts are being made to sustainably improve supply across the country.”

Electricity is a priority of FG’s investments in infrastructure, says Engr. Aliyu

Remember that Secretary of Energy Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu recently said the federal government’s investment in Nigeria’s electricity is showing results with an improved grid and priority in completing all ongoing energy projects.

Engr. Aliyu said so in Markudi while paying a courtesy call to Benue Governor Samuel Ortom as part of his working visit to inspect ongoing energy projects in the state.

He added, that the improved grid has significantly reduced the frequency of power system failures.

He pointed out that the federal government has approved a 40-megawatt (MW) power plant from Kashimbila, Taraba Yandev in Benue.

The federal government met with solar energy developers on Wednesday, March 23 to set the framework for solving the impasse on the 1 gigawatt solar power plants ( $1 billion in new investment).

Solar Power Plants: FG, developers discuss settlement framework for grid-connected IPPs

Meanwhile, the federal government recently met with solar power developers to discuss the framework for solving the impasse b ei the 1 gigawatt solar power plants ($1 billion in new investment).

The final discussions took place at a meeting chaired by Energy Minister Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu and chaired by Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Zainab S. Ahmed.

Source: Legit.ng