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FG Summons FCT, Ibadan Distribution Companies

Over Poor Power Supply.

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has requested the presence of the chief executives of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company over the deteriorating power supply in their regions.

Also requested was the presence of Sule Abdulazeez, the Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria, over the deteriorating power situation all over the country since January, 2024.

The power supply situation nationwide has gone from bad to worse since early this year.

The circumstance is partly attributed to the over $1bn indebtedness to gas manufacturers who supply gas needed for running thermal gas-fired power plants.

Consequently, there have been a series of distribution of transmission towers in parts of the country leading to grid inconveniences and interminable drop in the transmission of electricity all over the country.

Bothered by the evolution,  Adelabu in a written communication signed by B.U Mustapha, Director, Distribution Services at the Federal Ministry of Power, instructed the Chief Executive Officers of the Electricity Distribution Companies, Discos, and Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, to attend a meeting held in the coming week.

He noted that they would talk about issues regarding intensifying electricity supply in their regions with a vision to present a lasting solution.

A press statement made available on Saturday by Bolaji Tunji, the minister’s Special Adviser, Strategic Communications and Media Relations, cited Adelabu as saying that the supervisory board of other non-performing discos would also be questioned over non-performance as reports continue to filter in on circumstances in their zones.

"These two discos have been called into action following the intensifying power supply circumstances in their zone despite improved supply from TCN," the power minister stated.

According to the statement, gas scarcity despite the ministry had been putting compulsion on the power generating companies to enhance performance and generation had been mounted to over 4,000 megawatts in recent days.

“So, we hope for power supply to have refined across the country, unlike what we are undergoing in some regions, currently.

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