National grid restored – FG

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The minister of power, Abubakar Aliyu, said that the current challenges of electricity supply in Nigeria are being resolved with the ongoing restoration of normal operations.

Early in the week, the national grid suffered a decrease in electricity due to so many factors. However, more of the power is being restored. The current energy crisis confronting some key sectors of the economy also contributed to the problems the country is facing in the power sector.

Speaking on the incident, the minister said that the major contribution to the challenges faced in the power sector is the vandalization of pipelines that supply gas to some of the power plants across the country.

In his statement, Aliyu said, “This too is being resolved in collaboration with the relevant agencies. NNPC and other gas suppliers are working relentlessly to restore gas supply for optimum power supply.

“The government is doing everything – working with the relevant security agencies – to stop the vandalization of pipelines.” According to the minister, the routine maintenance of power generating plants had also contributed to the current power outages states across Nigeria are experiencing.

His words: “These challenges do not in any way indicate that the ongoing rehabilitation of the national grid by the government is not yielding results. “Despite all the challenges, we are recording successes and the grid is being restored back to full operation. Government solicits the support of all Nigerians at this time, while efforts will continue to increase and stabilize the electricity supply across Nigeria.”