Nigerians may have a bleak yuletide celebration since the country’s electricity supply is still on a steady decline, according to the Presidential Task Force on Power.
The report from the TaskForce indicates that from August to October 2018, power loss was at 337,364 megawatts.
In addition, the power sector lost N162bn because of inadequate gas supply, distribution and transmission infrastructure.
A further breakdown of the report shows that August had a power loss of 120, 776MW, as power sent out amounted to 113,460MW.
This led to a loss of N57.976bn.
And in September, the sector had a power loss of 107,340MW, while 105,432MW was sent out; N51.55bn was lost.
For October, there was a power loss of 109,275MW; power sent out stood at 116,312MW.
This accounted for an N52.449bn.