Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, has apologised for the current power outages being experienced across many parts of the country.
The minister rendered the apology to Nigerians in a statement on Thursday by his media aide, Mr Aaron Airtimas, expressing regret for the inconveniences the power shortage has caused.
He said the problem was caused by the breakdown of some of the National Integrated Power Plants supplying electricity to the national grid.
“The plants are namely, Sapele, Afam, Olonrunsogo, Omotosho, Ibom, Egbin, Alaoji and Ihovbor. The Jebba Power Plant was shut down for annual maintenance,” Mamman said.
The minister revealed seven other integrated power plants; Geregu, Sepele, Omotosho, Gbarain, Omuku, Paras and Alaoji were experiencing gas constraints, while the Shiroro plant had water management problems.
Work is ongoing to rectify the problems, he assured.
The ministry is aware of the current situation, Mamman said, further assuring that the national grid would be restored to about 5,600 megawatts of electricity distribution achieved earlier this year.