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Why electricity supply dropped nationwide – Power Minister
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Sat, 27 Jan 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has provided insights into the reasons behind the nationwide reduction in electricity supply.

Adelabu blamed gas constraints on thermal generating companies for the drop in power supply nationwide.

This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Bolaji Tunji, special adviser, strategic communication and media relation to the Minister of Power.

He said the federal government is working to ensure outstanding payments are made to power generation companies to resolve the declining electricity supply.

“This is mainly due to a decreased gas supply to generation companies.

“This situation has led to a lower level of energy supplied to load centres, affecting the electricity supply to distribution companies.

“This will also enable distribution companies to supply more electricity to Nigerians.

“We acknowledge the unsustainable situation and expect a turnaround immediately.”

Recall that TCN had attributed the drop in bulk power supply to gas constraints.

Consequently, Electricity Distribution Companies across the country apologised to consumers for the drop in power supply.

 

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