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The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, has blamed the government’s inability to increase electricity generation to 5,000 MW on gas supply problems.

He said instead of increased generation as the government promised, the country’s output has continued to be unstable, and fell to 4100MW.

Mr Aliyu said, “Regarding the drop of electricity, yes, you know, the supplier has so many players, gas, the cost that drop, issues of gas to some power plants they cannot switch on their plant, you will experience some drop once they switch on, the electricity will increase.”

“We told you on July 1 that we’ll be able to raise it to 5000 when we activate the contract. And we have not been able to do so.”

Source: Premium Times