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Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by Reference(m): 7:31am On Jan 03
This is a commendable way to go about service delivery by the Power Ministry. You acknowlege, apologise and inform. Fashola seems to be getting a grasp of his mandate.

Having said that I still feel nothing is being done to address our strategic vulnerability. When you find yourself in critical danger, disadvantage or need the most important thing to do is develop alternatives or multiple redundancies. Aircraft have multiple alternative systems to keep them airborne in case of failure of parts. In this economy it will be foolhardy to think of survival without multiple jobs, businesses, investments.

If power is so critical why depend solely, critically on gas (the rains have ceased so hydropower will be gone by next month), then with gas why rely solely on one gas delivery company. Why will a whole power station have only one gas pipe supplying it. That is no business.

If the government wants this power problem solved quickly it has to open up the industry to not just alternative ideas but to increase the number of players in its club because injuries are part of the game. The industry now is just too narrow and 'carteled' to serve optimally. I don't even want to add the corrosive nature of that monster called NNPC to the mix which messes up everything it is involved in.

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Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by donhils: 7:35am On Jan 03
AZeD1:

Are you sure?

You don't miss any opportunity to bash the government.
Lol
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by IamGoke(m): 7:38am On Jan 03
sucess001:
Some if y'all are saying it is impressive. Shame. We are not at war and our national grid is tripping off....imagine if we were at war with another countrymen....we will be in perpetual darkness

What is this one saying biko

Fashola abegi u try!!
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by phineas: 7:41am On Jan 03
I commend the ministry of power and whoever wrote this statement.

It follows all the principles of public relations in managing information after a crises.What happened,why it happened,what's been done,how it will be resolved

Kudos to the ministry.More like this from all ministries. Perpertual wailers should keep wailing,

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Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by AmTruth: 7:46am On Jan 03
Firefire:
Failed government head by dullardino and group of incompetent fools...
you just fulfill your purpose in life. The purpose of insults and abuses.
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by lastmessenger: 7:51am On Jan 03
deomelo:
[s][/s]


Obviously, yours is a sad case of guilty conscience because I wasn't talking to you, I did not quote or mention your name and if you think the cap fits your head, by all means, wear it with pride because you sound like one of the sadists I was talking about.
yea thats all you are good at.term everyone opposing voice this bad government as sadist.
If voicing my grievances against the silence of the government on benue ,Kaduna and Adamawa killing by Fulani herdsmen makes me a sadist then I chose to be a sadist.
Evil is meant to be condemned.
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by obailala(m): 7:52am On Jan 03
stellx:
“When he was accused of not possessing school certificate or its equivalent, Nigerians fired back that it didn’t matter and that they were satisfied if all he had was a mere Agege bread or NEPA bill tag. “Such was the ululation and sheer passion that when he was pronounced winner, one Nigerian actually walked from Lagos to Abuja in solidarity, while another rode a bicycle from Kaduna to Lagos.

“Unfortunately, all the promises and hopes of a better tomorrow have since become a mirage, reminding one of Julius Caesar’s tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” “He surprisingly exonerated a colourless, rudderless and corruption-laden NNPC that is not accountable to the Nigerian people.

By Mike Ezekhome (SAN)
The immediate past leader of Nigeria had a PhD, his last minister for power was a professor in mechanical engineering, his government spent over $8.5 billion trying to fix the nation's rotten power sector, that's in addition to the $16bn spent by his predecessor for the same purpose. But what was the result at the end?... We still suffered the same pathetically erratic power supply up until the last week of his precedency when total national power generation crashed to about 1300mw (oh yes! as at the time the last guy handed over the leadership baton in 2015, we were generating less than 2000mw).

So the question I ask is, what exactly is the relevance of the rant from the Senior Defender of Corrupt Person's (Ozekhome) which you just posted above? How is that relevant to this topic?

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Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by BigIyanga: 7:57am On Jan 03
deomelo:








These are the sadist, insane, irrelevant, bitter, disgruntled and anti-Nigerian rants one must always ignore and sidestep.


They rejoice and celebrate @ bad news, butt return sadness, pain, and sorrow at good news.

Ma friend go and queue for fuel first and buy a bag of rice for N16k.... after dealing with all of the above enemies, then we can talk!!
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by kenonze(f): 7:59am On Jan 03
agabusta:
Restored at 4.05am, just after my initial comment.

Area covered by Eko Electricity Distribution Company on Lagos mainland.

I never imagined they will restore light so quick due to the pessimistic comments flying around on social media.

Chai, Nigerians sha. With the comments, one would think the whole grid and everything don scatter. cheesy


Honestly.

Nig loves bad news.
It is their oxygen.
Remove it they suffocate

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Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by Talkwell: 8:01am On Jan 03
HeWrites modify one of your older posts and post the name then add spacing in between each letter to prevent a mention for her cheesy



I've seen the person b4 but I've forgotten the acct
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by Firefire(m): 8:04am On Jan 03
ManMountain:


Loser! I thought by now you should have overcome your shock of defeat in 2015.

You are indeed a failure inclusive of your failed government.
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by blacknp(m): 8:04am On Jan 03
stellx:
“When he was accused of not possessing school certificate or its equivalent, Nigerians fired back that it didn’t matter and that they were satisfied if all he had was a mere Agege bread or NEPA bill tag. “Such was the ululation and sheer passion that when he was pronounced winner, one Nigerian actually walked from Lagos to Abuja in solidarity, while another rode a bicycle from Kaduna to Lagos.

“Unfortunately, all the promises and hopes of a better tomorrow have since become a mirage, reminding one of Julius Caesar’s tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” “He surprisingly exonerated a colourless, rudderless and corruption-laden NNPC that is not accountable to the Nigerian people.

By Mike Ezekhome (SAN)
I know Michael Ezekhome very well, pdp apologist and criminal.
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by Firefire(m): 8:05am On Jan 03
dafeyankee:


Your parents wasted their money on your education.

You are indeed a failure inclusive of your failed government.

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Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by Firefire(m): 8:05am On Jan 03
AmTruth:
you just fulfill your purpose in life. The purpose of insults and abuses.


You are indeed a failure inclusive of your failed government.

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Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by blacknp(m): 8:07am On Jan 03
Bede2u:
Trust zombies to make excuses for Buhari....but most would have thoroughly crucified Jonathan undecided hypocrites and fools.
Who sold the Power Plants to incompetent pdp loyalist? Jonathan goodluck.
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by blacknp(m): 8:13am On Jan 03
Firefire:
Failed government head by dullardino and group of incompetent fools...
PDP did nothing in 16 years other than to sell the power plants to incompetent loyalist,lazy man go and look for work,your distribution company will bring your electricity bill you would not be able to pay and will go and hook up an illegal connection.

Why don't you inquire how the power plants were sold and to who? instead of blaming the wrong people,automated mumu,make your papa go buy small gen useless lazy donkey or it is because of President Buhari you can't afford it?

Not to worry President Buhari done call Mikano they are on their way with a 25kv gen and a tanker of diesel to come and install in your house.
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by lilcozy001: 8:17am On Jan 03
2019 election: Buhari should be careful because he is in danger-Junaid Mohammed reveals

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Speaking with Vanguard, Mohammed noted that the president had not helped matters by not building his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the national and state levels.

According to the former lawmaker, instead of building the party, the president had rather positioned his family and friends around him to shape his politics.

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Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by EarthXmetahuman: 8:19am On Jan 03
They took power since 8am yesterday and it has not been restored here. Hopefully the power will be as good as what we experienced on December when it's finally restored.

The blackout didn't affect the next street to mine sha. There's power since yesterday there.
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by Bayokun(m): 8:24am On Jan 03
Getting home for Xmas, my dad told me PHCN cut his light claiming that he bypassed the meter....my question is, is it possible to bypass the old meter?
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by agabusta: 8:26am On Jan 03
modik:


... As if you begged him to apply, or the job description was never made known to him!

Stop beefing.

Even if someone eagerly prays for and applies for a job, that does not mean the person should not be shown love, concern and encouragement if the workload seems enormous.
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by Nobody: 8:32am On Jan 03
obailala:
The immediate past leader of Nigeria had a PhD, his last minister for power was a professor in mechanical engineering, his government spent over $8.5 billion trying to fix the nation's rotten power sector, that's in addition to the $16bn spent by his predecessor for the same purpose. But what was the result at the end?... We still suffered the same pathetically erratic power supply up until the last week of his precedency when total national power generation crashed to about 1300mw (oh yes! as at the time the last guy handed over the leadership baton in 2015, we were generating less than 2000mw).

So the question I ask is, what exactly is the relevance of the rant from the Senior Defender of Corrupt Person's (Ozekhome) which you just posted above? How is that relevant to this topic?

The rudderlessness of the Buhari government is a new low in the history of Nigeria. Bear in mind that this " system collapse" is coming about 24 hours after his much criticized empty new year speech that sounded more like a campaign manifesto in which he ululated his 7000 mw power generation.

On power, he claims we are at an all time high in power generation but you and I know that our power sector has been bedevilled by poor distribution networks. So why the constant chest-beating when all the megawatts generated is not reaching our homes.

Under this administration, our teaming youths have borne the short end of this democracy as it has made small the unemployment "wahala" we witnessed under the PDP era.

I am no card carrying member of any political party in the land but with the way this country is being run, I see "Iran" being slowly replicated sooner in Nigeria.

"Our mumu really don do"
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by LordAdam16: 8:39am On Jan 03
Reference:
This is a commendable way to go about service delivery by the Power Ministry. You acknowlege, apologise and inform. Fashola seems to be getting a grasp of his mandate.

Having said that I still feel nothing is being done to address our strategic vulnerability. When you find yourself in critical danger, disadvantage or need the most important thing to do is develop alternatives or multiple redundancies. Aircraft have multiple alternative systems to keep them airborne in case of failure of parts. In this economy it will be foolhardy to think of survival without multiple jobs, businesses, investments.

If power is so critical why depend solely, critically on gas (the rains have ceased so hydropower will be gone by next month), then with gas why rely solely on one gas delivery company. Why will a whole power station have only one gas pipe supplying it. That is no business.

If the government wants this power problem solved quickly it has to open up the industry to not just alternative ideas but to increase the number of players in its club because injuries are part of the game. The industry now is just too narrow and 'carteled' to serve optimally. I don't even want to add the corrosive nature of that monster called NNPC to the mix which messes up everything it is involved in.

Did you really think our grid was expertly developed?

It wasn't, and that's the first inkling to know uninterrupted power supply will not be a thing in Nigeria until well after the 2020's. There's no magic that'd make it happen faster.

Simple metering we've been unable to resolve since 2014. Because everyone and their grandma is passing the buck around.

The major issue really are politicians who'd always rise up with fluffy promises and populist statements when all the experts know none of that is feasible.

As at July last year, the national grid had collapsed 14 times in the first 6 months -- http://punchng.com/power-grid-has-collapsed-14-times-this-year/

In 2016, it collapsed 21 times in the first 6 months -- http://www.informationng.com/2016/07/nigerias-power-grid-collapsed-21-times-in-first-six-months-of-2016.html

Usually tho', there was a same-day or at most 2-day (typically only a few hours) wait before partial restoration. It's been that way since the 2000s, but you can already see the political jobbers making a big deal about this particular instance.

This is also not the first time the Ministry of Power is giving updates on total grid collapse, but because 2019 is around the corner and its the festive season, they're playing to the gallery. It started with Nebo, and is required by law. Even pre-privatization, these updates were made but it was usually retrospective.

Before this month runs out there'd be another grid collapse. It's a structural issue and is inevitable until we revitalize the transmission segment (no one is ready to do that tho', since everyone simply wants to be remembered for how many wattage of capacity they added).

And you and I know Fashola would not use the Twitter handle to give updates in subsequent times, instead he'd revert to the TCN updates which are required by law.

It's all politics.

Our strategic vulnerability will remain for the next 10 years at least. It would only be addressed until we've achieved stable (not yet steady) power supply. And including more players should quicken things, but only after resolving most of the issues plaguing the sector currently. Unfortunately, no one is being honest right now. And the bickering continues.

Agreements are not honored on both sides (government and institutional players), payments are delayed or held on both sides, there are still disagreements on many rules and arrangements. It's a f*king madhouse.

-Lord
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by frankgreat(m): 8:45am On Jan 03
These is really commendable..I didn't even know anything happened to the supply of electricity until now, I thought it was a the transformer that went bad..kudos to fashola, kudos to PHCN, kudos to buhari, kudos to Nigeria..
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by AnonyNymous(m): 8:49am On Jan 03
Power's been restored to my area
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by deebrownneymar: 8:49am On Jan 03
naptu2:


















https://twitter.com/FMPWH/status/948340308277948416
https://twitter.com/FMPWH


2019 is approaching so they are all acting well. Explaining this and that, even when not necessary. The association of wailing wailers of Nigeria will never forget.
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by bigass(f): 8:49am On Jan 03
LordAdam16:


Did you really think our grid was expertly developed?

It wasn't, and that's the first inkling to know uninterrupted power supply will not be a thing in Nigeria until well after the 2020's. There's no magic that'd make it happen faster.

Simple metering we've been unable to resolve since 2014. Because everyone and their grandma is passing the buck around.

The major issue really are politicians who'd always rise up with fluffy promises and populist statements when all the experts know none of that is feasible.

As at July last year, the national grid had collapsed 14 times in the first 6 months -- http://punchng.com/power-grid-has-collapsed-14-times-this-year/

In 2016, it collapsed 21 times in the first 6 months -- http://www.informationng.com/2016/07/nigerias-power-grid-collapsed-21-times-in-first-six-months-of-2016.html

Usually tho', there was a same-day or at most 2-day (typically only a few hours) wait before partial restoration. It's been that way since the 2000s, but you can already see the political jobbers making a big deal about this particular instance.

This is also not the first time the Ministry of Power is giving updates on total grid collapse, but because 2019 is around the corner and its the festive season, they're playing to the gallery. It started with Nebo, and is required by law. Even pre-privatization, these updates were made but it was usually retrospective.

Before this month runs out there'd be another grid collapse. It's a structural issue and is inevitable until we revitalize the transmission segment (no one is ready to do that tho', since everyone simply wants to be remembered for how many wattage of capacity they added).

And you and I know Fashola would not use the Twitter handle to give updates in subsequent times, instead he'd revert to the TCN updates which are required by law.

It's all politics.

Our strategic vulnerability will remain for the next 10 years at least. It would only be addressed until we've achieved stable (not yet steady) power supply. And including more players should quicken things, but only after resolving most of the issues plaguing the sector currently. Unfortunately, no one is being honest right now. And the bickering continues.

Agreements are not honored on both sides (government and institutional players), payments are delayed or held on both sides, there are still disagreements on many rules and arrangements. It's a f*king madhouse.

-Lord

You have not said anything.
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by Firefire(m): 8:50am On Jan 03
blacknp:
PDP did nothing in 16 years other than to sell the power plants to incompetent loyalist,lazy man go and look for work,your distribution company will bring your electricity bill you would not be able to pay and will go and hook up an illegal connection.

Why don't you inquire how the power plants were sold and to who? instead of blaming the wrong people,automated mumu,make your papa go buy small gen useless lazy donkey or it is because of President Buhari you can't afford it?

Not to worry President Buhari done call Mikano they are on their way with a 25kv gen and a tanker of diesel to come and install in your house.

Wetin concern me with PDP?

Am talking of a failed government of propaganda with failed & fake promises.

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Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by modik(m): 8:51am On Jan 03
agabusta:


Stop beefing.

Even if someone eagerly prays for and applies for a job, that does not mean the person should not be shown love, concern and encouragement if the workload seems enormous.

Common sense applies.

He who cannot withstand the heat should leave the kitchen.

He gets all the pay for the work, while you get all the love, concern and encouragement for workload for which he receives commensurate pay!

Lol.
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by LordAdam16: 8:59am On Jan 03
obailala:
The immediate past leader of Nigeria had a PhD, his last minister for power was a professor in mechanical engineering, his government spent over $8.5 billion trying to fix the nation's rotten power sector, that's in addition to the $16bn spent by his predecessor for the same purpose. But what was the result at the end?... We still suffered the same pathetically erratic power supply up until the last week of his precedency when total national power generation crashed to about 1300mw (oh yes! as at the time the last guy handed over the leadership baton in 2015, we were generating less than 2000mw).

So the question I ask is, what exactly is the relevance of the rant from the Senior Defender of Corrupt Person's (Ozekhome) which you just posted above? How is that relevant to this topic?

You have started this nonsense in 2018.

GEJ did not spend $8.5b on the electricity sector. Provide a quote to back that up.

GEJ privatized the sector. That's what he did for most of his tenure. Every money spent was in completing existing power plants, boosting transmission capacity, and rural electrification. The money he realized from selling off the generation and distribution part of PHCN was used to pay gratuity to the workers. Every last kobo of it. It is on record.

OBJ wasted $16b on power, yet you guys were falling at his feet in 2015. If I were to blame him, I wouldn't say it's because of the amount he wasted, because he was our first president in the fourth republic and he at least had to try to make it work under government hands. What I'd condemn him for is how long it took him to realize that he had to privatize the sector. It took him too long.

Why do you think he decided to sell the refineries?

GEJ got elected, saw all the stats and knew throwing money down the pan would not yield anything tangible. He also found that restructuring NEPA to PHCN didn't do much either, so he decided to unbundle it and let the government run only the transmission part. It is that same transmission part that has collapsed an average of 30 times annually since 2014. Including in 2015, 2016, 2017, and yesterday was the first of this year. It would collapse again before this month is over.

All of you politicizing power in Nigeria are completely disgraceful.

And Nigeria was not generating 2000 MW when GEJ handed over. We have a bloody government-established website tracking power generation in Nigeria--https://nsong.org.

It gives daily updates. The peak and lowest generation always varies and it's been between 4000-5000MW peak and 2500-38000MW off-peak since 2014. Occasionally, it drops below 2000MW, like it did in March 2016 when it dropped to 1580MW -- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/03/power-generation-drops-to-1580-6mw/.

So, don't be stup*d! If you have nothing tangible to say, sh*t your trap!

-Lord
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by ManMountain(m): 9:01am On Jan 03
Firefire:


You are indeed a failure inclusive of your failed government.

You and your ilk are the perpetually embittered failures. You failed personally as a person in all successive governments and you will keep been a fsilure as long as you don't see progress and good in others
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by LordAdam16: 9:03am On Jan 03
bigass:


You have not said anything.

I know your pea-sized brain can't process it. Don't try so hard. You may short your fuse.

By the way, you haven't replied my last message to you.

You're not intelligent enough to do your own research and read comprehensively, so shuu! This topic ain't for dum-ass*s!

Go queue under the sun in 2019 and believe anyone who'd tell you he'd solve Nigeria's electricity problems in 4 years and other high-handed promises. That's the only thing you're good for, believing st*pid propaganda.

-Lord
Re: Federal Ministry Of Power's Statement On The Blackout On The National Grid. by ManMountain(m): 9:03am On Jan 03
phineas:
I commend the ministry of power and whoever wrote this statement.

It follows all the principles of public relations in managing information after a crises.What happened,why it happened,what's been done,how it will be resolved

Kudos to the ministry.More like this from all ministries. Perpertual wailers should keep wailing,

Highly sensible comment, your education is really valuable

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