Power Outage Disrupts Nigerian Senate Plenary Session On Tuesday

As Nigeria continues to grapple with the epileptic power supply, an outage on Tuesday disrupted the Senate Plenary session.
Meanwhile, the Senators have reportedly suspended plenary till the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) restored the electricity supply.
SaharaReporters reported that the power problem in Nigeria had been made worse with the removal of fuel subsidy which escalated the pump price of petroleum otherwise known as Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and AGO known as gas to all time high in the history of the country.
SaharaReporters also reported that national grid collapse had become a regular feature in the country in the last nine months.
While the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Electricity Distribution Companies had recently absorbed themselves of the epileptic power supply, it blamed the problem on generation.
SaharaReporters reported on January 25, that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) had said that shortage of power supply across the country was caused by decrease in power generation.
TCN, explained that the gradual decrease in available generation into the national grid was caused by gas constraints to the thermal generating companies.
It said the development has impacted the quantum of bulk power available on the transmission grid for onward transmission to the distribution load centres nationwide.
In a statement titled: “TCN clarifies on low generation into the grid reduced allocation to distribution companies,” signed by TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said appealed to Nigerians for understanding it continue to work with the stakeholders in the value chain to improve supply through distribution companies to electricity consumers nationwide.
The statement partly read: “The Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN hereby announces that there has been a gradual decrease in available generation into the grid due to gas constraints to the thermal generating companies, which has impacted the quantum of bulk power available on the transmission grid for onward transmission to the distribution load centers nationwide.
“TCN is doing everything possible in collaboration with stakeholders in the power sector to ensure that it continues to keep the grid intact inspite of the current low power generated into the system.
“Consequent upon the current load on the grid, load distributed to the distribution load centres have also reduced, as TCN can only transmit what is generated.
“TCN is committed to ensuring a gradual increase in electricity supply to load centers as gas improves to power available thermal plants.
“Please bear with us as we continue to work with the stakeholders in the value chain to ensure that supply through distribution companies to electricity consumers nationwide improves,” its statement partly read

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