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The Nigerian government has expressed dissatisfaction over dwindling and epileptic electricity supply across the country.


Speaking in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city on Friday, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power Godknows Igali said the ongoing strike by Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas had further worsened the power supply situation.
The workers were protesting the transfer of the operator-ship of the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 42 to two indigenous companies, claiming the move would affect the fortunes of Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and its staff.
The official said with the strike which has gone on for one or two days there is dramatic turn as of Friday.
“We have gone down for the all time low to 1,327 megawatts,” he added.
“So, if you look at it from 4,800 there is dramatic turn, the loss is terrible,” Igali said.
Besides, pipeline vandalism which has continued to have very negative impact on the power supply situation in the country, the ongoing strike by the labor unions in the oil and gas sector has added additional toll, the power official told reporters.
He warned that situation could get worse if the strike continues.
Igali expressed the hope that the ongoing discussion between the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and, the labor unions, would end amicably. Enditem



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