The Federal Government has said the blackout being experienced in the country is as a result of low supply of gas to power generating companies.
According to The Independent, Bolaji Tunji, Special Adviser, Strategic Communication and Media Relations, quoted the Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu as saying efforts are being made to ensure a quick resolution of the problem.
“In the past couple of weeks, there has been a significant downturn in the level of power supply to Nigerians. This is mainly due to a decreased level of gas supply to generation companies.
“This situation has led to a lower level of energy supplied to load centres, which has affected supply of electricity to distribution companies”.
He disclosed that the federal government is looking into ensuring that outstanding payments are made to power generation companies to resolve the problem.
“Efforts are on the way by the Federal Government to ensure outstanding payments are made to generation companies, to ensure improved gas supply and increased power generation, this will also enable distribution companies to supply more electricity to Nigerians.
“We acknowledge the current unsustainable situation, and we expect a turnaround immediately”, the statement added