The Minister of Power Abubakar Aliyu has blamed the current reduction in electricity generation on the partial shutdown of the Oben gas plant.
In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Malam Isa Sanusi, the Minister noted that the plant was shut down to address the repair of critical gas processing equipment.
He said the incidence, unfortunately occurred at a time when some power plants on other gas sources are undergoing planned maintenance and capacity testing.
The Minister revealed that an Energy company has already mobilized equipment, material and personnel to site, with a view to expediting the restoration of normal gas supply to the affected power plants.
He assured that the repair work will soon be completed and normalcy restored.