Why power outage in Lokoja–AEDC

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By Dada Ahmed in Lokoja.


Photo credit: Prime Times Nigeria.

After about one month of steady power supply in Lokoja, the kogi State capital and its environs by Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, that earned the company accolades from electricity consumers, some parts of the town have been thrown into darkness about 48 hours running as at Sunday evening.

Our Correspondent reports that areas affected include Ganaja, Gadumo, part of Murtala Mohammed way among others.

Confirming The Reporters’ investigationstory, AEDC management confirmed the problem but attributed the development to some technical challenges.

In a statement made available to The Reporters in Lokoja Sunday evening Team AEDC said:

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“We have a breakdown of our switching equipment at Zango.

“This is the cause of the present outage we are experiencing in some parts of Lokoja and it’s environs.

“We are trying to connect through an alternate source but the rain is hindering our efforts due to the wet nature.

“We would try to restore electricity as soon as the weather improves and it is conducive and safe enough for the operation”

Feelers from the company disclosed to our Correspondent that electricity returned to many of the dark areas of the state capital, few minutes ago afternoon on Monday.

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