The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman has apologised for the power outage being experienced by many Nigerians across the country, assuring that the problem will soon be fixed and power restored.
The minister, who made the apology in a series of tweets on Thursday, said the problem was caused by the breakdown of some National Integrated Power Plants supplying electricity to the national grid.
He wrote: “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.
“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.”