Residents decry blackout at Wuse 2
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.