NDPHC Restores Electricity Supply To Eko, Aba DisCos

NDPHC Restores Electricity Supply To Eko, Aba DisCos

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Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has restored electric power to Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) and Aba Power Disco thereby giving the residents of Lagos and Aba relief.

The areas under the service of the two electricity distribution firms experienced power outage between Sunday and Tuesday, following the shutdown of NDPHC’ power plants over some issues with natural gas producers and suppliers like Shell and ExxonMobil as well as local petroleum firms.

READ ALSO: Electricity: Eko, Aba DisCos Consumers Suffer Outages As NDPHC Plants Shut Down 

The NDPHC, set up by the President Olusegun Obasanjo administration supplies electricity to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company ((EKEDC) in Lagos and Aba Power DisCo, Nigeria’s newest electricity distribution firm which serves nine of the 17 local government areas in Abia State.

A source at the National Control Centre (NCC), Oshogbo in Osun State, who pleaded that he remain anonymous because he is not authorised to speak to the media, told journalists that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) was directed yesterday to resume supplies to both Aba Power and Eko Disco and it complied immediately.

Stakeholders in both Lagos and Aba have confirmed the restoration of power to the two places.

“We are delighted to receive supplies once again from Eko DisCo,” said Ayo John Balogun, the chief executive of a manufacturing firm in Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State.

“Self-generation is exceedingly expensive for manufacturers like us who use big power generating machines like the Caterpillar brand from the United States which consumes large volumes of automotive gas oil (AGO) popularly known as diesel.”

Chief Alphonsus Udeigbo, president general of the Aba Landlords Protection and Development Association (ALPDA), confirmed that Aba Power restored power to the Southeast industrial city on Tuesday the moment the NDPHC restarted supplies.

“Industrialists, hoteliers, hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies, markets, security agencies and individuals are always relieved to receive public power supply”, Chief Udeigbo said, “because electricity self-generation is very expensive, in addition to being a noise polluter.

“It also causes the emission of carbon monoxide which pollutes the environment, and there are many reported instances of whole families wiped out in their sleep as a result of inhaling carbon monoxide from generators.”

Aba Power Managing Director Patrick Umeh commended the NDPHC management and staff for rallying round to ensure that electric power was restored within 48 hours, despite the enormity of operational challenges they face in operational environment.

“The NDPHC ledership and staff recognise the criticality of their organisation to Nigeria’s economic, social and even political development, and so work with great zeal and competence to the benefit and admiration of the Nigerian businesses and people,” Umeh stated.


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