The management of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (PHCN/KEDC) has apologised to electricity consumers from Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States over the power interruption in those states.
In a press statement issued yesterday by the Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs, KEDC, Baba Limmy Omar-Ikaige, he attributed the interruption of electricity to those areas due to the collapse of three 330KVA transmission line towers at Karaye/ Dogon Daji axis in Maiyama local government area of Kebbi State.
He said the collapse of the transmission line was caused as a result of a wind storm and torrential rainfall in the area on Saturday.
According to the statement, the management of PHCN/KEDC is making frantic efforts to restore power to those areas as “technical teams and logistic resources are being mobilized to those areas to ensure quick restoration of power supply.”
He, therefore, appealed to all customers for understanding, calmness and cooperation during the trying period of power interruption as all efforts to restore power are being made to resolve the matter.
As a way forward to ensure a more stable power supply, the management urged all members of the public to assist in guarding and protecting all power installations in their areas.
The statement also warned electricity consumers to avoid touching any aluminium conductors on the ground or dangling on tree branches near them, but urged that such cases should be reported to the nearest PHCN/KEDC office for necessary action.