Federal Government has revealed that the reason why there is poor power supply across the country is because of the reduction in hydro capacity during the dry season.
FG Blames Poor Power Supply On Dry Season
The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, who disclosed this during the State House ministerial briefing in Abuja on Thursday, said the ongoing maintenance work on some power plants around the country also contributed to the reduced power supply.
Aliyu said, “I would like to discuss the increased load shedding. You may have observed in Abuja and other areas in the country. With the reduction in hydro capacity during the dry season, additional loads need to be taken up by our gas plants.
“We are having maintenance work in the eastern axis around Odupami, leading to reduced power supply from the usually reliable NDPHC Calabar power plant, and we are having challenges at Okoloma gas station linked to AFAM 6 power plant.
“We are working with NNPC and other gas suppliers. Also to improve the pressure on the western axis, and that is precluding this unit from reaching optimum supply. These challenges are surmountable.”
The minister said the government is doing everything to make available an optimum supply of gas to ensure quick restoration of power.
This comes one week after the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy Agba claimed that power failure is a thing of the past in Nigeria.