The Federal Government has apologised to Nigerians over the current power outages and shortages in various parts of the country.
This was caused by the breakdown of some National Integrated Power Plants (NIPP) supplying electricity to the national grid, the Federal Ministry of Power explained in a statement on Thursday.
Aaron Artimas, who is the Special Adviser to the Minister on Media and Communications, listed the affected plants to include Sapele, Afam, Olonrunsogo, Omotosho, Ibom, Egbin, Alaoji, and Ihovbor.
He noted that while the Jebba Power Plant was shut down for annual maintenance, the Shiroro Power Plant has water management problems.
Seven other integrated power plants – Geregu, Sepele, Omotosho, Gbarain, Omuku, Paras, and Alaoji – are experiencing gas constraints.
Artimas decried that the condition of the plants has drastically affected power generation, leading to effectively minimising the national grid.