At a time Nigeria has set a new record of its “highest power transmission” of 5,459.50 megawatts in her 60 years of statehood, most parts of its capital Abuja remain in darkness.
A statement by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC shows that the blackout in form of loadshedding affected parts of two of the six area councils in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. These are Abuja Municipal and Bwari Area Councils that have the highest concentration of residents in the Territory.
Dimensions.Live gathered that there is no indication as to when power supply to the affected areas which includes the Lower Usuma Dam that supplies water to three area councils in the Territory will be restored. Below is the full text of the AEDC statement:
AEDC Explains Reason For Loadshedding affecting Kubwa & environs
Management of AEDC has explained the reason for the loadshedding experienced by its customers in the underlisted locations. They are Kubwa, Diedie, Lower Usman Dam, Bwari, Dutse, Dawaki, 3rd Avenue, 69 Road, 64 Road, 62 Road, Gwarinpa, Sunshine Estate, Map Global Estate, I pent Estate, Queens Estate. Kafe Gardens 1, 2&3. Efab Estate, Home Security Estate, Fine Estate, Macopoli Estate, Marine Estate, Adkan Estate, Verozone Estate, Justice Estate, Davis Estate and Police Estate. AEDC said the loadshedding was occasioned by the fault on one of the 60MVA transformers at the TCN 2 x 60MVA station at Kubwa, Abuja.
While acknowledging that the TCN enforced loadshedding has the potential of disrupting the socio-economic activities of its customers as well as its own obligations towards the market, AEDC said it is working with the TCN on how to speedily resolve the issue especially because of the onset of the dry season, which it says will have serious effects on the comfort of the customers.
AEDC therefore appeals to all affected customers to please bear with it is working assiduously with the TCN to ensure the restoration of normal power supply to the affected customers.
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