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Power supply in Nigeria drops for third consecutive day

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NIGERIA’S power supply dropped for the third consecutive day, yesterday, starting the week with a total supply of 83,723.87MWh.

  Although this representing a 3.28 per cent decline compared to 86,564.47MWh sent out on Sunday, analysts say it is the lowest power supply since 10th April 2022.

  Similarly, the total energy generated also dipped to 84,764.67MWh which is 3.19 per cent lower than the 87,553.76MWh recorded in the previous day.

  A further look at the data showed that energy generation peaked at 4,066MW 6.17 per cent higher than the 3,829.7MW recorded during the previous day, while off-generation also declined by 7.22 per cent to 2,926.8MW

  Power generation and supply had recovered in the previous week from the disruption in the national grid, causing energy generation capacity to plunge to 37,964.93 on Saturday, 9th April 2022, leading to widespread blackout.

  It is worth noting that Nigeria requires at least 105,000 electricity generation in other to record a relatively stable power supply.

  It will be recalled that Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a sum of N1.4 billion for the supply of equipment for the Transmission Company of Nigeria, in order to boost electricity supply nationwide.

  On the other hand, the minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu while addressing State House correspondents during the week, blamed the ongoing power sector challenges including multiple grid collapse on sabotage

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