Enugu residents decry three-month power outage

Residents of Uwani area in Enugu State on Tuesday appealed to the PHCN to restore electricity to the area to save their means of livelihood.

Some of the residents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, said that the area had been without electricity power for up to three months.

The Manager of Enfcon Business Centre told NAN that he had been running the centre with power generating set and this had eaten into his income.

He said that the amount he spent daily in fueling the generating set was above what he earned a day.

Mr Bobo Mba, a printer on Isuochi Street, appealed to PHCN to urgently restore electricity to the area.

Mba said that with the outage, it seemed the area had been cut off from the rest of the world because only those who owned generators knew about happenings within and outside the area.

He said that many business owners had closed shops because they could not generate power privately.

Jude Nwokedi, a cold room owner on Peter Okoye Street, suggested that the Federal Government should install solar energy to augment the hydro and gas-powered stations.

Nwokedi said that long-term power outage was capable of collapsing a business outfit.

Eseme Udoh, Public Relations Officer of PHCN in Enugu Distribution Area, said that the management was aware of the problem and had invited engineers to correct the fault. “Our engineers are working tirelessly to restore electricity to the affected area,’’ he said.

Udoh called on the residents to bear with PHCN as electricity would soon be restored.




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