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Four states thrown into darkness as power grid collapses

20 June 2016, 16:27

Abuja - The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, (PHED) has notified electricity consumers in Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States that the National Power Grid has collapsed, PM news reports.

The Head of Corporate Communications of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, Jonah Iboma revealed that PHED is now receiving zero power from the national grid as a result of the collapse which occurred on Sunday, 19 June.

He said the implication of the collapse of the national grid is that most cities in the four states are now witnessing blackout.

Iboma added that PHED would source for power from other alternative sources to mitigate the impact of the collapse of the National Grid on electricity consumers in Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States.

News24 previously reported that a nationwide blackout may become a reality as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) locked workers out of its headquarters.

The development came as a result of disagreements between the organization's management and the Federal Ministry of Power, causing a lock down at the company's head office.

- News 24

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