By Patrick Obia
The Cross River State Government has said that the recent blackout experienced in Calabar metropolis in the past few days is as a result of fire outbreak at Marian market from the 23 megawatt power plant which affected transmission cables.
This was made known in a release through Governor Ben Ayade’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Ita, disclosed that, the plant has been shutdown to minimise further damage and appeal to residents to remain claim as team of engineers are currently working to ensure power is restored.
Release in Full: “The Cross River State Government wishes to inform the general public that the cut in power supply from the 23 megawatts Calabar power plant in the last 24 hours to the Calabar metropolis is due to a fire outbreak at the Marian market which affected some transmission cables.
“The power plant had to be shut down to minimise damage caused by the inferno. A team of engineers is currently working round the clock to fix the problem.
“Power will be restored as soon as this is done. Government regrets the inconveniences this has caused residents of the metropolis.”
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