From Elohor Igbru, Abuja
Abuja residents have been asked to prepare for power outage on Saturday.
According to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), some areas in the Federal Capital City, FCT will be without power supply for seven-hours on Saturday.
This is as a result of the expected maintenance of the Apo transmission substation in Abuja.
In a statement, AEDC said the power supply will be disrupted from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm around 12 communities services by the Apo transmission substation.
The affected areas are Lokogoma, Apo Mechanic Village, Apo Resettlement, Waru Village, Gudu, Gaduwa Estate, Trademore Estate, Apo Legislative Quarters, Behind Transmission Substation, Efab Galaxy Estate, Efab Sunshine Estate, CedaCrest Hospital and environs.
“The purpose of the interruption is to enable the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), to carry out a maintenance exercise on the 100MVA transformer 4 (TR4) at the Apo transmission substation.
“We sincerely regret the inconvenience that the outage will cause our customers and assure them of improved quality of power supply,” said the AEDC management.
Meanwhile, the DisCo has blamed the current epileptic power supply to low output from the Generation Companies (GenCos).
It however said that efforts are on to quickly restore stable supply.