By Ikeugonna Eleke
A midnight fire outbreak at the Transmission Station of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has thrown parts of Awka, the Anambra State capital, into darkness.
The affected areas, which include the Anambra State Government House, Nnamdi Azikiwe University and numerous other areas, made many people to celebrate Easter in darkness.
Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, disclosed this in a press release. Eze said: ‘EEDC wishes to inform her esteemed customers in Anambra State that the loss of supply currently being experienced in some parts of the state is as a result of a fire outbreak at the Agu-Awka TCN Station.
‘The incident which occurred at 12:10am of 6th April 2023, resulted in loss of supply in Agu-Awka Injection Substation, disrupting supply to all our 11KV outgoing feeders: UNIZIK 11KV, Awka Industrial 11KV, Ifite 11KV, and Amansea 11KV.
‘The TCN engineers are already at work and we are on standby to restore supply as soon as the fault is addressed.
He listed the areas affected to include: UniZik, Bryan, Juhel, Millennium areas; Umuayom, Umunnoke, Umuoranma, Umuokpu, Amachala, Abagana, Umudiaba, Agbana, Umunna- moke, Amudo, and Enu-Ifite.
Others are: Ezinato- Ifite, Abagana-Ifite, GRA, Agu Awka, back of Unizik Hostel along Amansea Ifite road, Egbeagu, Umuokpara, Orede, Holy Family, Ebenebe, Ugbenu, Ugbene, Oba Ofemmiri, and other environs as affected by the power outage.
Ezeh however failed to state how soon power would be restored to the areas, though he assured customers of their commitment to providing improved services.