Maintenance throws Abuja into another blackout

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Saturday said parts of the nation’s capital would experience a seven-hour power interruption.

TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, who confirmed this in a statement on Saturday, said the power outage is to enable its maintenance crew to carry out planned preventive maintenance on its 132/33kV 2X100MVA Power Transformers in the Apo Transmission Substation.

She further stated that the maintenance jobs are slated for Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00am to 4:00 pm each day.

“Consequently, there will be power interruption through both transformers and Abuja distribution company (DisCo) will be unable to offtake power from the two transformers for distribution to its customers in Garki, Asokoro, Lugbe, Airport Rd, Gudu, Gaduwa, parts of Lokogoma, Apo, Kabusa, Guzape and Nepa Junction for seven (7) hours,” she said.

She added that power supply will be restored on both days by 4pm.