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Power outage cripples business activities in Sapele

By Godwin Oghre

Sapele—Incessant interruption of power supply in Sapele, Delta State, by Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, for the past one month, has finally crippled business activities in the town and its environs.

The power outage has generated public outcry from people of the area, who complain that all entreaties to the power company had fallen on deaf ears.

Spokesman of Sapele-Okpe community, Dr.  Vincent Ekariko, told newsmen in Sapele, yesterday, that almost all the transformers in the area had broken down.

According to him,  the transformers have not been changed by the power company, despite the fact that the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Power, made available several new and high powered transformers for the area.

He also said most electric poles and their cables had fallen and were yet to be replaced or repaired by the power company.

The people of Ugbeyeyi axis of Sapele have also complained that electricity had ceased to function in their area for the past one year.


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