Res­i­dents de­cry black­out at Wuse 2

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Richard P. Ng­bokai & Si­mon Echewo­fun Sunday

Res­i­dents of Wuse 2 have de­cried a three­day black­out, say­ing the sit­u­a­tion is un­prece­dented in the area.

One of the res­i­dents, Al­haji Ab­dul­lahi Gambo, who spoke with our re­porter, said the black­out has come at a wrong time.

“We have not had this kind of sit­u­a­tion be­fore but thi one has come at the wrong time. We have cel­e­brated Sal­lah with­out elec­tric­ity.

“For three days now elec­tric bulbs have not blinked even for once. We pray that Abuja Elec­tric­ity Dis­tri­bu­tion Com­pany (AEDC) will rec­tify the prob­lem soon.

An­other res­i­dent who spoke un­der con­di­tion of anonymity said he was sur­prised that such a high­brow area will not have light for up to three days and AEDC will have no clue as to what the prob­lem is.

He said the sit­u­a­tion is un­usual and urged the AEDC to re­store light in the area as soon as pos­si­ble.

When con­tacted the Head, Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions at Abuja Elec­tric­ity Dis­tri­bu­tion Com­pany (AEDC), Mr. Oye­bode Fadipe said the com­pany noted it and has pro­vided a tem­po­rary so­lu­tion till full oper­a­tions re­sume to­day.

“It is true that we have a fault there. We are back­feed­ing them from the Maitaima axis un­til Fri­day (to­day) when work re­sumes fully so we can ad­dress the fault. We have traced it to a ca­ble fault, it is not a trans­former fault so it will be fixed quickly,” he said.

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