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Power outage  in Calabar enters 33rd day



Calabar- The electric power outage that engulfed Calabar and its environs has

entered the 33rd day, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

An electricity tower at Itu, evacuating power from Ikot Ekpene to Adiabo plant in Calabar,
was on April 8 vandalised by hoodlums.

The vandalism  led to power outage in Odukpani and Akpabuyo local government areas.

An investigation by  NAN in  Calabar metropolis showed that many offices now
close earlier in order to cut down the cost of alternative power supply.

Some residents of the affected areas, who spoke to NAN, expressed worry that the electricity tower
had yet to be repaired after 33 days.

They called on the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) to  repair the tower without
further delay in order to restore electricity.

The residents regretted  that the blackout  was having adverse effects on their businesses.

A tiger-nut juice seller, Mrs Ada Francis, said that she spent more money on ice blocks to chill her

”This development has dealt a blow on my business. I spend about N1,000 daily on ice blocks.

”Making profit is now difficult, I urge those in charge to do something quickly,” she said.

A barber, Mr Edet Isaac, said that he spent more on petrol to remain in business.

”It is not funny at all. We cannot continue this way.

“The concerned authorities should be alive to their duties,” he said.

When contacted, Mr Collins Igwe, PHEDC Regional Manager, said that work was still

ongoing on the vandalised tower.

He urged residents of the affected areas to be patient.

”We are not resting, we are working tirelessly to restore power,” he said. (NAN)

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