October 16, 2018

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FG apologises, blames sabotage for power outage

FG apologises, blames sabotage for power outage

The Federal Government yesterday issued an apology to Nigerians on the  prevailing power situation in the country  which it attributed to gas failure, sabotage and vandalization of power infrastructure.

Information and Culture Minister,  Lai Mohammed, in a statement in Abuja  said all efforts were being made to rectify the situation and ensure a gradual improvement in the power situation.

‘’There will be a decent improvement in the power situation from this weekend, thanks to ongoing remedial efforts that will double the current power supply to 4,000WM. Getting back to the 5,074MW all-time high that was reached earlier will take a few more weeks,’’ he said.

Alhaji Mohammed said at a time the routine maintenance by the Nigeria Gas Company has affected the supply of gas to power stations, forcing down power supply from an all-time high of 5,074 MW to about 4,000MW, a combination of unsavoury incidents further crashed the power supply to about half that figure. Read more

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