Awka - The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Awka Business Unit, has bemoaned the high rate of vandalism of its installations.
The Public Relations Officer of the unit, Christy Nwanguma, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Thursday that the company had solicited the support of security agencies to protect the facilities.
He said that millions of naira and more than 20 PHCN sub-stations had been lost to vandalism in the past 12 months.
"The major challenge we have is the vandalism of PHCN installations and meter theft, through which we are losing millions of naira.
"As it is now, more than 20 sub-stations are out as a result of the activities of vandals across the state.
"At a point, in less than two days, we lost five sub-stations to vandalism and this is affecting our job,” Nwanguma said.
The public relations officer, however, said that if the installations were not tampered with, power supply would be sustained.
He also said that work was ongoing at the new Agu-Awka sub-station.
Nwanguma said that when completed and inaugurated, the new sub-station was expected to provide constant power supply to the state capital and its environs.