The reason for the current power outages in parts of the country has been revealed.
The federal government has revealed that the outages are caused by a breakdown of some National Integrated Power Plants (NIPP) supplying electricity to the national grid.
The minister of power, Sale Mamman, made the disclosure in a series of tweets on Thursday, April 15.
Naming the power plants being affected by the disruption, Mamman said: “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 plant has water management problems.’’
Mamman regretted the unfortunate situation and offered his apology to all affected Nigerians for the inconveniences the power shortages have caused. He assured citizens that the ministry is working to rectify the technical problems affecting the plants as well as resolving the gas issues to the others.
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