The Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, says contrary to reports, the national grid has not coll@psed this year.
He said the total blackouts that the country has suff£red this year
was as a result of disruptions and not coll@pse as widely reported.
Mr Jedy-Agba said this on Thursday, October 20, when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Power investigating the frequent coll@pse of the national grid.
According to him, “So, please let us understand that we have not had any coll@pse this year, we have had disruptions and disruptions could lead to blackouts, a blackout is not a coll@pse.
These ones we have had this year, in fact, four of them, but they have not been coll@pse, it is disruption. And disruptions have been as a result of the human factors, they could be increment factors, they could be political factors, it could be other factors.
Gas supply has been a problem but we are tackling that already because we are discussing with NNPC and Nigerian Gas Corporation. We are coming to an agreement and gas is flowing systematically now to the generating companies and we are seeing a steady increment in generation.”