The Minister of State for Power,Mr Darius Dickson Ishaku has debunked media reports that power generation the country has dropped by 1000 megawatts.A statement signed by Dr.‘Dere Awosika ,Permanent Secretary of the ministry on Tuesday evening said “The attention of the Ministry of Power has been drawn to a report in some media alleging that power generation has dropped by 1,000 megawatts.”
Dr Awosika said “The fact is that there is no iota of truth in the publication. Presently, the peak generation has remained at 4,439.5 megawatts. This peak status was gained on September 05, 2012 and since then it has been steady.
According to the permanent secretary “The Honourable Minister of State for Power, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku wishes to assure Nigerians that the recent gains in the power generation are not only being consolidated, they will be improved upon
The Ministry appealed to the media to always visit its website http://www.nigeriapowerreform.ng/ for up-to-date information on power generation status. “We have tried as much as possible to be transparent and provide relevant and accurate data. Our door remains open to the media and the general public” the statement said.
The report of a drop in generation has evidently further rattled the ministry which is still battling to recover from the cloak -an dagger intrigues which recently saw to the ouster of Prof Bart Nnaji, the substantive minister recently.No replacement has been named for Nnaji yet.