The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, says the Nigerian Government has set up a committee to resolve electricity blackouts in some parts of the country.
Adelabu disclosed this on Friday in a statement posted on his official X account after a meeting with electricity distribution and generation companies.
The minister reiterated that the lack of gas supply to GenCos is the reason for the blackout in parts of the country.
He emphasized the need for GenCos to establish contractual arrangements with gas suppliers to ensure steady gas supply.
According to him, a plan has been initiated with the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources to prioritize gas supply to the power sector.
“To tackle the gas supply and liquidity challenges, I’ve formed a committee involving all stakeholders. Together, we will work on recommendations to resolve these issues and ensure a more reliable and consistent power supply for our citizens.
“A plan has also been established to initiate discussions with the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources regarding collaboration and to emphasize to the Ministry the importance of prioritizing Gas to Power,” he said.
DAILY POST recalls that Adelabu had blamed gas constraints for a drop in power supply nationwide.