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Power Generation Drops Drastically .. Nigerians Sleep in Darkness

by on February 29, 2016
 

Power generation in the country is yet to improve one week after it was reported to have fallen to 3,697MW.

This was from a peak of 5,074 MW achieved earlier in February.

This has worsened power supply, with some of the distribution companies having to appeal to consumers over the development.

The management of EKo Electricity Distribution Plc said the power supply instability within its network was due to inadequate bulk electricity load allocated to the company from the national grid.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communications of the company, Godwin Idemudia, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria over the weekend in Lagos.

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Idemudia said the company had repeatedly given reasons for the current power rationing and intermittent outage being experienced in areas under its coverage in the past few weeks.

He said the outages emanated from a drop in the national generation level as a result of incessant acts of vandalism on gas pipelines and transmission towers.
Idemudia, “The situation was not limited to Eko Electricity Distribution Company coverage areas alone since the problem has to do with low generation level.

“The situation has led to acute power rationing in all areas within the company’s operational territory.”

According to the spokesman the areas worst hit by the resultant power rationing include Surulere, Lekki, Ajah, Ibeju, Mushin, Apapa, Yaba and their environs.

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Idemudia appealed to customers to bear with the situation, assuring that the company was doing its best to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of electricity to all customers, pending the time there would be improvement.

He said the company’s customer help lines would be available 24 hour to receive complaints from customers and attend to the problems.

Idemudia said customers having localised faults outside the general power rationing should contact the customer care unit of the business district covering their areas or the central customer care centre at Marina.

NAN

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