The plant was sabotaged by militants suspected to be sympathetic to the fugitive ex-Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo. TodayNG gathered
According to a statement on Sunday by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited the plant in Delta State where he sought expedited action on the repairs.
“The damage done to Forcados affects our oil earnings but also as important is the power aspect. It (Forcados)-is a major source of gas, about 40% of our gas supply is affected leading to the problem of power supply in the country,” Mr. Osinbajo was quoted as saying.
“The damage done to Forcados terminal is the chief reason for the poor power supply that has affected the country recently,” he added.
Mr. Osinbajo was, however, told that although the repairs had started, they it would not be concluded until May. He was also briefed on palliative measures to provide gas to the affected power plants.