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Poor Electricity: FG Gives Reason for Power Supply Drop

Poor Electricity: FG Gives Reason for Power Supply Drop

  • FG has blamed the poor electricity supply across Nigeria on an ongoing repair.
  • The government says that repairs will be concluded before the end of the week, and everything will be normal again.
  • Generation of electricity has reduced massively by 9% in the past week.

According to a statement released by the ministry of power, the recent poor electricity is due to the partial shutdown of the gas plant in Obem.

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The statement was issued on Saturday, 4, June 2022, by the Special Assistant to the minister of power on media Malam Sanusi. He addressed the dip in electricity, attributing it to the partial closure of the Obem gas plants which was due to the ongoing repair of gas processing equipment in the area.

The Special Assistant to the minister said:

“The current dip in electricity generation is due to the recent electricity dip caused by the partial shutdown of the Obem gas plant to address the repair of the critical gas processing equipment.

“The incident, unfortunately, occurred at a time when other Power plants on other gas sources are undergoing planned maintenance and capacity testing. We wish to notify the public that Seplat Energy has mobilized equipment, material and personnel to the site intending to expedite the restoration of regular gas supply to the affected Power plants; we have been assured that the repair work will 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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On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the electricity generation in Nigeria fell drastically, with about a 9% drop. It was disclosed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) that the energy supplies in the country experienced a dip of about 9.0%, cutting the generation of electricity from 78.87GWh to 72.71GWh.

The partial shutdown has increased the unstable supply of electricity in the country.

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