Saturday, 12 March 2016

Poor Power Suppy: FG Apologises To Nigerians

The federal government has apologized to
Nigerians for the sharp drop in power supply
nationwide. Segun Adeyemi, special adviser to
the Minister of information and culture, Lai
Mohammed issued a statement blaming gas
pipeline vandalism and sabotage on the poor
power situation.

Read the statement below

“The vandalisation of the Forcados export
pipelines forced oil companies to shut down,
making it impossible for them to produce gas.
Then, workers at the Ikeja DISCOS, who were
protesting the disengagement of some of their
colleagues after they failed the company’s
competency test, apparently colluded with the
National Transmission Station in Osogbo to shut
down transmission. Finally, the unfortunate strike
by the unions at the NNPC, over the
restructuring of the corporation, shut down the
Itarogun power station, the biggest in the
country. Due to these factors, only 13 out of the
24 power stations in the country are currently
functioning. It is this same kind of unsavoury
situation that has affected fuel supply and
subjected Nigerians to untold hardship. The bitter
truth is that for as long as these groups of
Nigerians continue to sabotage the power
infrastructure, Nigerians cannot enjoy a decent
level of power supply. We therefore admonish all
Nigerians who may be agitating for their rights in
whatever form to refrain from any action that will
further hurt the same people they claim to be
protecting,” he said.

“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”.
Credit : Official Press release by Nigeria Government.

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