Electricity generation: Minister explains why FG can not deliver additional 5000Mw power


Still on the ongoing nationwide crisis by the electricity workers in the country, the minister of power, Aliyu Abubakar has assured that relevant stakeholders are working round the clock to resolve the situation.

Abubakar made this known while speaking to newsmen after the federal executive council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.

The Minister claimed that the protesting workers do not have issues with his ministry but the Head of Service.

He however assured that the issues will be resolved sooner than later.

Meanwhile, the minister has also justified the federal government’s inability to achieve the promised target of 5,000 megawatts of electricity generation for the country saying it was due to shortage of gas supply.

Abubakar explained that although the government had entered into a firm contract with the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, power generation had remained around 4,000 megawatts because of the problem of gas.

He, however, assured that all required materials had now been sourced to resolve the problem as his ministry is working round the clock to improve the situation.

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