The Federal Government has blamed the poor power supply on terrorists who were sabotaging efforts to provide Nigerians with consistent and reliable power supply, Charmingpro reports
The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, told journalists at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja that terror groups have made supplying steady power to Nigerians, particularly in the north, nearly impossible.
The worst-affected regions in the country, according to Aliyu, are the North East, North West, and North Central.
The minister revealed that the Council approved a total of N23, 047,974,090 in contracts in the power and water sectors.
He went on to say that the government was forced to devise alternative, but less efficient, methods of supplying electricity to affected areas in Maiduguri, Borno State, via the Damaturu substation.
“But currently, we have returned the contractor to restore the main 330 that was vandalized some time ago,” Aliyu said. So, in order to provide enough electricity for Damaturu and its environs from that Damaturu substation and to transport some to Maiduguri, this project seeks to increase the capacity of the Damaturu substation.