Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Enugwu-Ukwu, Abagana, Nimo, Ukpo, Ifitedunu, Amawbia, Umuokpu, Abba and Nawfia communities in Anambra state may not celebrate Christmas with electricity supply due to the alleged destruction of a 33KV network which radiates from Agu-Awka transmission substation.
The aforementioned communities in Njikoka, Dunukofia and Awka-south local government areas may have to grope in the dark during the Yuletide and afterwards until the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) fixes the problem.
Head of Communications, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, made this known in a release made available to journalists in Awka, the Anambra state capital.
The electricity distribution company expressed great concern at incessant attacks on its installations, stressing that such unpatriotic attitudes towards its networks and power lines were not in the best interest of its numerous esteemed customers in Anambra state.
The statement partly reads: “The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) regrets to inform her esteemed customers under Enugwu-Ukwu 33KV line that the current loss of supply being experienced is as a result of the vandalism of the 33KV network feeding them, which radiates from Agu Awka Transmission Substation, Awka, Anambra State.
“The line which was discovered vandaslised in the early hours of today, Sunday, 8th December, 2019, feeds Enugwu-Ukwu, Abagana, Ukpo and Nimo 11KV feeders.
“Materials carted away include five spans of aluminum conductors, all fiber crossarms and 33KV pot insulators, in addition, a broken High Tension pole.
“Consequently, our customers in the entire Enugwu-Ukwu, Abagana, Ukpo, Nimo, Nawfia, Umuokpu, Abba, Ifitedunu and parts of Amawbia are without electricity supply.
“Plans are on to address this challenge and we assure our customers that supply will be restored as soon as repairs/replacement are completed.
“EEDC remains committed to providing her esteemed customers with improved service delivery, while soliciting for their continued support in ensuring that such incidents do not occur in the network.”