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‘No enough power to go round,’ Minister says


Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said the current power in the country is not enough to go round.

He explained why there have been power outages in some parts of the country, saying four turbines stopped working, but added that three of them have now been restored.

“Yesterday morning we had some outages in Jebba but I am happy to report now that all the four turbines that were down, three have been restored, so there is stability now,” Fashola said.

“It is important why the power coming from Aba is defining, its part of what I’ve spoken about. There is not enough power in the country.

“So how do you share what is not enough such that everybody gets enough? Its difficult, if not impossible.

“So what we need to do is to get more power on. So about 200 megawatts coming from there is good news for the market,” he said.

Fashola also blamed the shortage of electricity in the country on vandalism, theft and non-payment of bills. 

“Everyone of us must contribute something now to solve the problem; it a problem we can solve. That will reduce the number of people who are contributing to being the problem.

“So those who are vandalizing electricity assets, those who are selling stolen cable, those who are not paying their bills and those diverting electricity are all problems,” he said.

The Minister however assured that the 10,000 megawatts target of President Muhammadu Buhari would be met.

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