Power generation in Nigeria has dropped below the 4,000 megawatts mark amid the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.
According to data obtained from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator, the total generation in the country stood at 3,958.7MW as of 6 am on Tuesday, which means the generation is down from 4,270.7MW on Monday.
There had been a peak generation of 4,611MW as of Monday, while the lowest generation was 3,732.1MW.
The NESO data also showed that the total energy generated on Monday was 100,974.45MW, out of which 99,272.98MW was sent out.
With the cause of decline not stated in the NESO data, gas and transmission constraints are the major challenges facing power stations in the country.
One of the Discos, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, had in a goodwill message to its customers celebrating this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, assured customers of adequate power supply throughout the period of the celebration and beyond. It further gave the assurance that its technical team would be on hand to clear faults and resolve customer complaints all through the period of the holiday.
It’s Ibadan counterpart, IBEDC also expressed its commitment to uninterrupted services during the holidays. The Chief Operating Officer of the company, John Ayodele, highlighted the need for strict observance of safety precautions such as proper supervision of children to prevent electrical accidents, not cooking or trading under high-tension wires, and not engaging quacks to fix faults.
“IBEDC is committed to ensuring that its customers enjoy uninterrupted service during the holiday as much as it is within our control,” he said.
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