The shutdown of seven power plants across Nigeria has led to a total electricity load loss of over 1,800MW, Punch reported.
The latest industry data on sector reforms and activities indicated that four of these plants that are owned by the National Integrated Power Projects were shutdown, while the remaining have been non-functional for days, Ecofin Agency informed.
This came as Nigeria has been witnessing poor power supply which has crippled industrial sectors and affected households in the country, with Lagos, Osogbo, Jebba, Kainji, and Shiroro losing power, while other areas survived. Moreover, industry experts decried the poor power situation in Nigeria and blamed this on the lack of adequate investment by operators in the country’s privatized electricity plants.
According to the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Otis Anyaeji, engineers have observed that the poor power generation and supply across the country is due to the inability of the electricity firms to invest significantly in the companies they bought since November 2013.