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Power minister 'regrets' outages

07 January 2014, 19:00

Abuja - The Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo, has assured Nigerians efforts are being made to normalize electricity supply to parts of the country.

Expressing regret over the situation in parts of Lagos and other areas that have suffered reduced supply, he attributed the mishap to the gas supply which he said the Federal Government was addressing.

The minister also explained that decline in the quantity supplied to the Lagos area was a consequence of gas shortage which resulted from the recent extensive vandalism of the Escravos Lagos in the western axis of the gas pipeline.

He said that the repair work on the pipeline which was completed last week took longer than usual due after engineers discovered new leakages in the process of re-installation.

He added that the completion of repairs and re-commissioning of the pipeline, which was earlier planned for this week has been rescheduled to the end of January.

He also expressed optimism that both the reconstructed 132 KVA Transmission Tower No 69 and lines would soon be ready.

The Minister appealed to the media to persist in partnering the Ministry towards speeding up the power sector reforms through engaging public enlightenment on the prevailing issues in the sector as well as reporting on the positive results of government privatization initiatives.

- CAJ News


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