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BREAKING: National grid restored – FG

abba kyari wife slumpsThe Federal Government on Wednesday said it has restored the national grid which collapsed on Tuesday.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, gave this update while speaking to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

“We have recovered the grid now,” Aliyu said. “The grid is back and we are trying to get more megawatts to push on the grid. We have set up small committees all geared towards getting more megawatts to put on the grid.”

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“Basically, the problem is around gas. You need to have gas contract between generating companies and gas suppliers- some are in form contracts, some are not. We are looking into this and have proffered some solutions in some few days to mature,” he said.

Nigerians have been experiencing power cuts for weeks amid a surge in fuel and diesel costs.

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Last week, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) blamed the awful power supply experienced across the country on low power generation by the generation companies (GenCos).

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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