The electricity company says that the transmission lines are old and “liable to wear and tear”.
The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Makurdi Business Unit, has blamed the power outage in Makurdi, that has persisted for more
than four days, on a wire cut on a major transmission line.
The Public Relations Officer of the company, Uche Oranye, said in Makurdi that the wire was cut near Ogbadibo.
He said the wire is a transmission line from Enugu, which supplies electricity to Benue and parts of Kogi.
Mr. Oranye said the line starts from Enugu and terminates at Yandev in Benue, adding that the transmission lines are old and liable to wear
He, however, assured that engineers of the company are working to rectify the fault, saying that normal supply of electricity would soon be restored.
Makurdi town has witnessed total power outage for days, compelling most small businesses that rely on public power supply to shut down.
The situation has worsened within the last three days with the recent fuel scarcity in the town.