By Raji Rasak
Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC or Eko Disco) on Sunday apologised to its customers over the irregular energy provide presently being skilled.
The General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Godwin Idemudia, defined that the epileptic provide was as a consequence of a system collapse from the nationwide grid affecting your complete nation.
Idemudia, mentioned the system collapsed which occurred just lately had resulted in nationwide blackout had actually affected the EKEDC customers.
According to the General Manager, since 5 days now, energy provide to prospects beneath our community has been on and off.
“Until Generation goes up, there’s nothing we are able to do now as a result of National Grid (NG) is the one supply of our provide.
“We really feel your pains.
“We are, subsequently, interesting to prospects to bear with us, as provide will likely be restored as quickly as these repairs are concluded.
“EKEDC highly regrets any inconveniences caused by this irregular supply,” he mentioned.
Nigeria was on Jan.2 thrown right into a nationwide blackout because the nation suffered whole collapse of its energy system grid.
The collapse adopted a fireplace incident on Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd (NGPTC’s) Escravos Lagos Pipeline System and a shutdown of pipeline supplying fuel to three,182 Mega Watt (MW) crops.
These crops embody Egbin 1,320MW; Olorunsogo National Integrated Power Plant (NIPP) 676MW; Olorunsogo 338MW; Omotosho NIPP 450MW; Omotosho 338 MW and Paras 60MW energy stations.
The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, which confirmed the collapse and the shutdown of fuel provide to the three,182 MW crops, described the incident as a setback to the facility sector.
Meanwhile, Sokoto state authorities has awarded contract for the development of 250 photo voltaic powered water schemes within the 23 native authorities areas.
An announcement by, Malam Imam Imam, the spokesman of the governor, on Sunday mentioned: “The project is part of government’s policy of opening up and improving standards of living in rural areas.”
The part of the undertaking encompass photo voltaic pumping system,management room,distribution system borehole of 10,000 litre capability,over head tank and safety fence and is anticipated to be accomplished in three months..
“The Dange Shuni, Gada and Sokoto North councils will have 14 of the schemes in different locations, Wurno council 12 schemes,while 11 schemes will located in Illela council and 17 councils will get 10 each of the schemes in their localities.”
The assertion indicated the schemes have been positioned after huge consultations with stakeholders on the grassroots stage.
“The distinctive factor about this undertaking is the extent of participation of communities in planning for the constructions.
”Government will proceed to have interaction the populace because it implements the tasks which have optimistic bearing on their lives.
“This project will increase access to safe drinking water and improve hygiene and basic sanitation in rural areas,” the assertion added