Why Lagos has epileptic power supply

The Federal Ministry of Power has blamed the epileptic power supply in major parts of Lagos State on the ongoing rehabilitation of Kainji and Shiroro Hydro-power dams.

Mr Cdon Adinuba, the Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji on Friday.Adinuba said that the Kainji dam, with installed capacity of 760 megawatts, was only generating about 233 megawatts.

``We have shut down Shiroro dam for rehabilitation to prevent what happened at Kanji Dam from recurring at the station. The dam will come back on full stream today. Many other factors are responsible for the current electricity supply in the country. One of such factors is the issue of gas, which is being attended to at the higher level,’’ he said.

Adinuba said that the dams were having problems due to the ageing plants.He said that the dams were constructed in 1968 and had not been properly maintained. Some residents in Lagos said that they had been without electricity in the last two months.

culled from www.businessdayonline.com              

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