Sale Mamman, Minister of Power, has explained that the current power outage experienced nationwide is due to the breakdown of eight power plants supplying electricity to the national grid.
Mamman disclosed this in a series of Twitter posts on Thursday.
According to the minister, seven power plants located in Sapele, Afam, Olonrunsogo, Omotosho, Ibom, Egbin, Alaoji and Ihovbor are broken down.
He stated that eight others are either experiencing gas supply constraints or water management issues.
Mamman apologised to Nigerians over the development, noting that work is ongoing to restore the national grid.
I sincerely regret the recent Power outages across the Nation and the difficulties it has brought with it, 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.
— Engr. Sale Mamman (@EngrSMamman) April 15, 2021
“The problem is caused by the breakdown of some 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.
“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,” he tweeted.