Nigerian Government says partial shutdown of Oben Gas Plant cause of outage

*The Minister for Power  explains the Oben Gas plant was shutdown to repair critical gas processing equipment

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Federal Government has attributed the current drop in electricity generation and subsequent irregular power supply to partial shutdown of the Oben Gas Plant.

ConsumerConnect reports Malam Isa Sanusi, Spokesperson to  Honourable Minister of Power, in a statement noted that the gas plant was shutdown to address the repair of critical gas processing equipment.

The Minister stated: “The incidence unfortunately, occurred at a time when other power plants on other gas sources are undergoing planned maintenance and capacity testing.

“We wish to notify the public that Seplat Energy Plc has mobilised equipment, material and personnel to site with a view to expediting the restoration of normal gas supply to the affected power plants.”

The statement also noted: “We have been assured that the repair work would be concluded this weekend and normalcy will be restored.

“While pleading with electricity consumers with the current state of supply, we wish to assure the general public that efforts are being made for a sustained improvement of supply across the country.”

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