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General News of Tuesday, 10 May 2022


33 days after, Calabar still in darkness

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The electric power outage in Calabar and its environs has entered day 33.

An electricity tower at Itu, evacuating power from Ikot Ekpene to Adiabo plant in Calabar, was on April 8 vandalised by hoodlums.

The vandalism led to a power outage in Odukpani and Akpabuyo local government areas.

It was gathered that Calabar metropolis showed that many offices now close earlier in order to cut down the cost of alternative power supply.

Some residents of the affected areas expressed worry that the electricity tower had yet to be repaired after 33 days.

They called on the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) to repair the tower without further delay in order to restore electricity.

The residents regretted that the blackout was having adverse effects on their businesses.

When contacted, Collins Igwe, PHEDC Regional Manager, said that work was still ongoing on the vandalised tower.

He urged residents of the affected areas to be patient.

”We are not resting, we are working tirelessly to restore power,” he said.

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