Speaking on Channels television yesterday, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN attributed the recent power outages in some parts of the country to four turbines that stopped working in Jebba and Ilorin.
The minister, who also noted that there was currently not enough power to distribute unless more turbines were switched on. He assured that electricity supply would be stabilized as soon as three of the four turbines had been restored.
The Minister also expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari’s 10,000 megawatts target would be met, saying “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”.
Fashola was critical of activities of pipeline vandals and attributed energy crisis in the country to the vandalization of electrical assets by vandals.