By Agatha Chitumu, Abuja

 

Daily Courier – A Press release from the Federal Ministry of Power has indicated that the current dip in electricity generation was as a result of the partial shutdown of the Oben gas plant, saying concerned authorities are on top of the situation.

The statement signed by special adviser to the minister on media affairs, Mallam Isa Sanusi, he hinted that as a way of addressing the challenges, there was an ongoing repair of critical gas processing equipment in the country.

” There is an ongoing planned maintenance and capacity testing.

“Seplat Energy Plc has mobilized equipment, material and personnel to site with a view to expediting the restoration of normal gas supply to the affected power plants.

“We have been assured that the repair work would be concluded this weekend and normalcy will be restored. ”

The statement has therefore pleaded with electricity consumers to bear with the current state of supply, assuring the general public that efforts are being made for a sustained improvement of supply across the country.”