Minister of Power Pleads with NUPENG and PENGASSAN To Call Off Strike to Avoid Total Blackout In The Country
The Minister of Power, Professor Chinedu Nebo has called on workers in the Petroleum Resources Sector to call off their industrial action.
The Minister made the call in Abuja while speaking on the effect of the workers’ action on gas supply to the power plants.
He appreciated the concerns and fears of the workers, but observed that the actions taken by members of NUPENG and PENGASSAN in the course of their ongoing
strike have cut off gas supply to major power stations including Egbin, AES, Olorunsogo, Geregu and Sapele.
Professor Nebo regretted the adverse effect of this development on power supply at a time when Government had recorded substantial progress in solving the gas problem, thereby raising peak generation in recent weeks to an average of 4,500 with a spinning reserve of about 300MW.
Professor Nebo also inspected Apo substation where a weather-induced explosion occurred during the week, assessed the extent of damage, and was assured by the TCN Engineers, that efforts were on to restore supply to parts of Abuja affected by the incident, within a short time.