The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on security agencies to immediately probe the voluntary disclosure by the Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC), Dr.
The PDP, in a statement signed by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi, said that if trucks of petrol could suddenly develop wings and could not be traced in the ministry that is directly being supervised by President Muhammadu Buhari, the signs are obvious that the plundering of the nation’s commonwealth in ministries, departments and parastatals are at unimaginable rate.
Expectations are that the restoration of the ELP and resumption of gas supply to the affected power plants with a combined generating capacity of 1,143MW would stabilise power generation capacity as the companies resume power generation.
The affected power plants are those belonging to Egbin Power Plant in Lagos State; Olorunsogo Power Plant, PEL Olorunsogo and Paras Power Plant in Ogun State; and Omotosho Power Plant, which is located in Ondo State.
The 36-inch Escravos to Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS), a natural gas pipeline built in 1989 to supply gas from Escravos in the Niger Delta to various consumption utilization areas, supplies gas to power plants in the South-west and also feeds the West African Gas Pipeline System.