Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) apologise to communities in Enugu and Ebonyi states which have been in darkness since a fire destroyed a transformer supplying power to the communities.
The communities are Ezillo in Ebonyi and Eha-Amufu in Enugu.
The fire damaged the T1A power transformer at TCN’s station in Nkalagu, thereby putting customers in the affected area out of supply.
A statement by the TCN public affairs manager, Enugu Region, Mrs Mary Philip-Udom said TCN engineers were already;
“at our Nkalagu T/S working to restore normal electricity supply to the affected communities. We are sincerely sorry for the inconvenience this unfortunate incident will cause our esteemed customers and assure them that normal supply will be restored as soon as the transformer is replaced.”
Similarly, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in a statement by its head of communication, Emeka Ezeh apologised to its customers in the affected areas. It assured that the EEDC is making alternative arrangement to provide supply to the affected customers.
“While this may not be adequate due to some constraints, we appeal to our esteemed customers to kindly bear with us,” the statement concluded.