Ossiomo Power Company has reported a forceful shut down of its gas facility by the Nigeria Gas Marketing Company (NGMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
A statement signed by Adeyinka Ladejobi on behalf of the company said the situation has been escalated to the right quarters in order to resolve the matter.
According to him, “We apologize for this unannounced outage. This outage is as a result of a forceful shut down of our gas plant by NGMC without any notice.
“The situation has been escalated accordingly and we shall keep you posted. Thanks.”
Ossiomo Power in January 2022 in Benin City commissioned a new 40MW Independent Power Plant (IPP) dedicated to providing power to the Benin Industrial and Enterprise Park and local communities in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.
In conjunction with the Edo State Government, the power plant was providing 24/7 power to Ologbo and Obayantor communities in the area.
The plant is an addition to the existing 55MW plant, which has been in operation in the state since 2020 and has been supplying power to government buildings, offices and streetlights among others. The street lighting project stretches for 200km across the Benin metropolis.