Minister apologises for erratic power supply, says 8 plants are broken

The minister of power, Saleh Mamman, has apologised to Nigerians over the recent erratic power supply in the country.

He explained that 8 power plants in the country are currently broken.

Taking to Twitter, the minister assured that there are ongoing efforts to restore power to the affected areas in the country.

He wrote on Twitter;

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.

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