Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company PHED has informed the general public that the ongoing blackout within Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Capity and Eket is as a result of non-functionality of 132kv transmission lines, a property of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.
The Manager, Corporate Communications of PHED, Mr. John Onyi made this known in a press release made available to newsmen in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
It is observed that there has been blackout within the State capital starting from monday August 26 till the time of filing this reprort and a greater part of Eket has witnessed a total blackout for about three months, still running.
The press release:
“The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, wishes to inform its valued customers and indeed members of public that the current outage being experienced in Uyo,the Akwa Ibom state capital and Eket is due to a faulty 132kv line belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.
“However, the technical crew from the TCN is already making frantic effort to ensure that the fault is fixed and as soon as that is done, normal supply will be restored.
“PHED, therefore, appeals for the patience and understanding of its esteemed customers while waiting for the restoration of power supply”.
Manager, Corporate Communications,