Power Generation Now At 3,000MW Despite Gas Shortage

Despite shortage of gas supply occasioned by disruption of pipelines by incessant bombings by militants, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said that power generation has been stable at over 3,000 megawatts, mw, for days due to decisions taken at the monthly power sector meetings.

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Fashola, who made this known at the eighth stakeholders meeting which held in Maiduguri, noted that the meeting has helped to bring some stability back to the sector.

He said: “In spite of the gas outages that we have, for the last few days now, we are settling at just a little over 3,000mw daily which is some progress from a setback that we have recorded consistently because of vandalism.”

In a statement by the Ministry’s spokesperson, Hakeem Bello, Fashola, said the task of power supply would be greatly enhanced if government and the suppliers knew the number of people that needed power for proper planning for generation and supply.

He called for the audit of households, the occupants and the quantity of power consumption as that would help government design a comprehensive service delivery across the country.

The ministry, Fashola said, planned to do an audit during the next National Census exercise and appealed to state governments to do same to enhance electricity supply, using such information.