While Nigerians clamours for solutions on severe blackouts in recent times, it’s unfortunate that things are not getting better in this perspective as power generation drops by 759.1 megawatts in just 24 hours.
This was occasioned by loses recorded by Egbin, Afam VI and other generation plants across the nation. And the complaints have been gas constraint.
According to Punch, the electricity generation fell to 3,548.7 MW on Tuesday from what was 4,368.5MW obtainable on Monday. Worse is it dropped to 3,629.4MW on Wednesday.
Power generation fell by 759.1 megawatts in the 24 hours to Wednesday on the back of losses recorded by Egbin, Afam VI and other generation plants.
Electricity generation had on Tuesday risen to 4,368.5MW from 3,548.7MW on Monday. But it dropped to 3,629.4MW on Wednesday, industry data obtained by our correspondent showed.
Generation from Egbin, which is located in Lagos, was limited to 912MW on Wednesday, down from 1,085MW the previous day, due to gas constraints.
The Federal Government had on Friday apologised to Nigerians for the poor power situation the country had been witnessing in the past few weeks.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement, blamed the situation on gas shortage, vandalism of critical infrastructure and sabotage.
Mr Mohammed said the scheduled maintenance by the Nigeria Gas Company is the major cause of poor supply of gas to the power stations.