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Minister of Power denies reports of explosion at Zungeru power plant

Tunji quoted the minister as saying that the report of an explosion was a figment of the imagination of the purveyors of such information...

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Minister of Power denies reports of explosion at Zungeru power plant

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has announced that there no explosion at Zungeru power plant as reported by the media on Monday.

This was announced in a statement by Mr Bolaji Tunji, Special Adviser, Strategic Communications and Media Relations, on Monday in Abuja.

Tunji quoted the minister as saying that the report of an explosion was a figment of the imagination of the purveyors of such information.

According to the Minister, the Zungeru power plant is on the grid and the plant is running at optimum capacity.

“I have spoken with the Managing Director of Mainstream Energy and I can assure you that nothing of such took place in Zungeru.

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“The plant is working and it continues to supply to the grid. We have video evidence from Zungeru that nothing like that occurred today and whoever is interested should go there to find out.

”It is rather unfortunate that people will sit down somewhere and cook up this sort of story. It is unpatriotic; such people should desist from creating unnecessary panic,” he said.

The minister assured Nigerians of adequate supply of energy.

“We have seen the worst in the sector, we can only get better.

”We promised incremental supply of power and that is what is happening now and that’s why we have the present improvement and it will continue,” the Minister assured.

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