Thursday, 23 May 2013

8 Days Power Blackout In Bayelsa State

The  total  electricity  blackout  in Bayelsa State has entered day eight with no sign of power to be restored in the next two weeks.

Residents now resort to their private generating sets  as alternative source of  power as the situation is affecting economic activities especially in Yenagoa .

Majority of residents in the growing city buy a litre of fuel at one hundred and ten naira at the filling stations ,while the Mega stations of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,NNPC still  sells the product at ninety seven naira per litre.

 The cause of the blackout  was as a result of a large tree that fell on  the 132KV Ahoada -Yenagoa line and collapsed tower after a heavy rainfall  in the area.

Meanwhile a team of Power Holding Company of Nigeria PHCN engineers have commenced assessment on the extent of  damage.

However no date has been given on when power will be restored back in the state.

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