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Minister holds emergency meeting over power outage

Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu held an emergency meeting with stakeholders in the power sector over the erratic power supply in the country. 

The meeting which was held after the national grid collapsed again, was attended by a delegation from power generation companies, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET), Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), Shell and other stakeholders in the power value chain.

Speaking at the meeting, the Minister told stakeholders that they must work together to make electricity stable. He also said the federal government would not relent in its effort to ensure improvements in the power sector.

He said; “This meeting was summoned to address the current electricity situation in the country which we are not happy about.

“We must find a solution so that Nigerians will have electricity. I want us to have the patience to talk to each other, not blaming each other.”

Editing by Omotola Oguneye