The former Governor of Lagos State now Minister Of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has revealed that there is currently not enough power to distribute throughout the nation unless more turbines are switched on.
The Minister also added that the recent drop in power supply in some parts of the country was due to the fault in four turbines.
He said: “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.
“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,”
The Minister however amidst the current plague facing the sector expressed hopes that the Buhari-led administration will achieve the said 10,000 megawatts target. He further noted that the act of vandalism was the major greatest challenge of the Energy sector in the country and strongly warned against such acts.
“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.”