Port Harcourt to experience 27-hour blackout

Residents of Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital will experience power outage for 27 hours, according to the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED).

Spokesman for the company, John Onyi, who disclosed this on Thursday in Port Harcourt in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, said electricity supply will be disrupted between November 17 and 19 for repairs and upgrade of facilities.

He said the planned power outage would commence from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during the period.

“Electricity customers within Port Harcourt metropolis will witness power outage starting from today, November 17 to November 19, 2016.

“The planned outage is to allow the technical crew from Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) carry out re-conduction of Afam 132kv lines.

“Therefore, power cuts will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on each day,” he said.

Mr. Onyi said the repair work, when completed, would enable the company to provide improved electricity supply to users in the city.

He appealed to residents to exercise patience during the period .

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