Nationwide outage: Minister appeal for calm as 9 power plants breakdown
The Minister of Power, Engr Sale Mamman, has apologised to Nigerians over the prolonged power outages which have plunged the country into darkness. He made this appeal via @PowerMinNigeria, official twitter account of the office of the Minister
Recall that most parts of the country have been witnessing power outages which the Minister has attributed to the collapse of the National grid.
Some of the plants that currently have issues include, Sapele, Afam, Olonrunsogo, Omotosho, Ibom, Egbin, Alaoji and Ihovbor. While the Jebba Power Plant was shut down for annual maintenance.
In his tweet on Thursday, Mamman sought for the understanding of Nigerians but said that all hands were on deck to resolve the issue.
He attributed the outages to a breakdown of some National Integrated Power Plants supplying electricity to the national grid
Engr. Sale tweet, “I sincerely regret the recent Power outages across the nation and the difficulties they have brought with, 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. “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.”, the Minister declared in his tweet