By Archibong Jeremiah
Following the recent power outage for over 30 hours and counting in Calabar metropolis, the Port-Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) has attributed the blackout to a fault from the transmission station.
In a press release by Mr. John Onyi, Corporate Communications Manager he assured that work is ongoing to restore power.
The release reads, “A faulty breaker belonging to Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) located inside the transmission station at Ikot –Ekpene, has caused power outage early this morning (Saturday) in the entire Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
“The outage has affected the valued customers of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) including members of the public and Government parastatals.
“PHEDC, is however, impressed by the rapid response adopted by the technical crew from TCN to discover and fix the fault since the incident occurred.
“PHEDC therefore, sincerely solicits the patience of the customers while the fault is being fixed.” It ends.
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