Abuja - Over 2 000 megawatts of electricity has been lost in the country as eighteen power generation plants out of the 23 in the country are currently down, Punch reports.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) stated that in the last couple of months, power supply had been generally poor on account of increase in vandalism in the run up to the April 2015 elections.
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NERC said it had engaged the gas supply companies and its licensees in discussion two weeks ago on how to firm up gas supply in order to increase power supply.
It noted that unfortunately, not much progress was made as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiary, the Nigerian Gas Company, reported high incidence of vandalism in some areas that were relatively peaceful along its pipeline networks.
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