Poor Power Supply: FG Summons Abuja, Ibadan Distribution Companies


Chief Adebayo Adelabu, the Minister of Power, has reportedly summoned the chief executives of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company over the poor power supply in their respective regions.

In addition, the Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Sule Abdulazeez, was also summoned over the worsening power situation across Nigeria beginning from January this year.

The situation of power supply across the nation has left frypan to fire since the beginning of this year.

This deteriorating situation is partly associated to over $1bn indebtedness to gas producers who supplies gas required for running thermal gas-fired power plants.

It was also reported that there have been series of vandalisation of transmission towers in several parts of the country leading to grid disturbance and incessant drop in the transmission of electricity across the country.

Adelabu, in a a letter signed by the Director, Distribution Services at the Federal Ministry of Power, B.U Mustapha, invited the CEOs of the Discos and TCN to a meeting scheduled for coming week.

Adelabu said issues bothering on deteriorating electricity supply in their respective regions would be perused in an attempt to proffer a lasting solution to situation on ground.

In last Saturday, the minister’s Special Adviser on Strategic Communications and Media Relations, Bolaji Tunji, quoted Adelabu as saying that the management of other non-performing discos would also be questioned over non-performance as reports continue to filter in on situation in their regions.

“These two discos have been summoned due to the worsening power supply situation in their regions despite improved supply from TCN,” the power minister stated.

According to the report, despite the gas shortage, the ministry had been putting pressure on the power generating companies to improve performance and generation had been ramped up to over 4,000 megawatts in recent days.

“So, Nigerians expect power supply to have improved across the country, unlike what we are experiencing in some regions, at moment.

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