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Why there is drop in power supply – FG

By on March 23, 2013

Th federal government has said that the ongoing repairs at the Shiroro Power Plant in Niger State, was responsible for the sudden drop in power supply.

Addressing State House Press after the 27th Board meeting of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company,NDPHC, in Abuja, Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State and the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Power, Godknows Igali, said Nigerians would enjoy improved power supply as soon as the repair works were completed.

The board, while unveiling a phased commissioning programme of 10 National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) across the country, said government was determined to work towards achieving 10,000 megawatts it earlier promised.

The meeting chaired by the Vice President, Mohammed Namadi Sambo, announced that it would at the next sitting constitute a special committee that would embark on a road show, before the privatisation of the 10 NIPP projects to foreign nations.

According to Suswam,: “We want to embark on a road show before the privatisation proper will commence. We want to generate interest and find very competent companies or enterprises that can manage these companies properly. With that, there will be a committee that will be set up for that purpose.

“It is not going to be done by the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE), it is going to be done by a special committee that we will be set up by the NDPHC Board. At the next meeting of the board, we will probably be able to have the people that will constitute the committee for the purpose of these companies.”

On the drop in power supply, Suswam replied this way: “I think that happened because Shiroro plant was off for quite sometime and that also accounted for the drop. We need to engage in maintenance and that is back on track now. I think that the drop has been addressed.”

Also reacting to the question, Igali said, “I don’t think it will be completely fair to say that we have witnessed a considerable drop. We are on track; we are ensuring that we have appropriate generation level, distribution level and transmission level on track.”

One Comment

  1. Ken

    March 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Bunch of fools, there is entire blackout in the country and this vultures are saying rot.