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Fresh reason has emerged on why there had been series of power outages in Rivers State and mainly Port Harcourt and environs.
A statement by the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company’s (PHED) spokesperson, Mr. John Onyi, linked the blackout to the forced outage on the Onitsha-Alaoji 330kv lines belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria.
He explained that the development had affected areas like Nzimiro, Port Harcourt Township, Forces Avenue and Reclamation.
The statement noted that “The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company wishes to inform her esteemed customers that the outage being experienced in some parts of Port Harcourt is as a result of a fault that occurred on the Onitsha-Alaoji 330kv lines belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria”.
“The outage affected the following areas: Government, Nzimiro, Port Harcourt Township, Forces Avenue and Reclamation.
“Others areas affected are Dioubu, Sangana, Uyo Street, D-line, Okija, Afam Street, Warri Street, Emenike Street, Illoabuchi, Ojoto, UST and G.R.A Phase 2.”
However, there were signs that the TCN crew had swung into action with a view to rectifying the fault and restoring normal power supply as soon as possible.