Two sister radio stations, The Beat FM and Classic FM announced on Saturday that they would be going off air for the day by 8.30pm due to the shortage of diesel to power their generators.
In messages shared on their social media accounts, the stations said they have to ration what they have.
The statement shared on the handles of the two stations reads as follows:
“We will be shutting down at 8.30pm today due to diesel shortage. We have to ration. We will be back on tomorrow. We will keep you updated.”
Nigeria’s power generation and distribution has continued to take a nose dive, despite the billions of dollars expended.
Only yesterday, the Ministry of Power said that the power generation has fallen to an all time low of 1,327 megawatts.
It had dropped from a recent peak of 4,500MW on April 3, to 2,800 as of March 30.