In a statement released on Friday in Abuja, Mr. Bolaji Tunji, the Special Adviser for Strategic Communication and Media Relations to the Minister of Power, conveyed Adelabu's message.
Adelabu explained that the current blackout in the country is a result of insufficient gas supply to power generation companies. He emphasized that the government is committed to making these payments to facilitate an enhanced gas supply, ultimately leading to increased power generation.
“This will also enable distribution companies to supply more electricity to Nigerians.
“We acknowledge the current unsustainable situation, and we expect a turnaround immediately,” he said.
The minister said that efforts are being made to ensure quick resolution of the blackout being experienced in the country.
According to the minister, in the past couple of weeks, there has been a significant downturn in the level of power supply to Nigerians.
He said that the situation had adversely affected production leading to blackout in some parts of the country.
“This is mainly due to a decreased level of gas supply to generation companies.
“This situation has led to a lower level of energy supplied to load centres, which has affected supply of electricity to distribution companies,” he said