Technical Glitches Leds To Blackouts In Edo, Oyo

By Clement Alphonsus

It was reported that at least, 18 communities in Edo, and Oyo states are currently experiencing power outage caused by technical glitches.

This is also as the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company disclosed that there would be power interruption in Bayelsa due to the need to change a faulty circuit breaker.

On Friday, the Benin Electricity Distribution Company Plc told its customers in 11 communities that the outage being experienced was occasioned by damage to critical power infrastructure servicing the affected areas.

This was disclosed by the management of the BEDC, in a statement, saying the technical team was working to repair the damage and restore power supply.

The statement said, “This is to inform our valued customers at Upper Lawani, Costain, Universal, New Benin, Okhoro, Owoseni, Akugbe, Mission road, Uteh community, Edokpolor, Eweka and environs, that the outage currently being experienced is as a result of damage to critical power infrastructure servicing these areas.

“Our technical team is working assiduously to repair the damage and restore supply to the affected areas.

“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused even as we solicit your patience and understanding."

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company also sent a notice to its customers in seven communities of Oyo, it said, “Kindly note that due to technical fault on the Lalupon 33kV feeder, the following communities: Iyana Church, Oki, Wakajaye, Olootu, Wound, Maku, Jinarere and environs are experiencing power outage.

“Our technical team is working to ensure speedy restoration of power supply. We apologise for the inconvenience.”

Similarly, the PHED announced that “there is an outage at the Yenagoa 132KV Transmission Station to replace a faulty circuit breaker”.

The DisCo stressed that, “our customers in Bayelsa will be out of supply during the duration of the maintenance.

“We assure customers within these areas that supply will be restored as soon as work is completed. All inconveniences are regretted”.