Power outage hits parts of Abuja


Abuja Electricity Distribution Company confirmed the outage in a statement on Thursday.

Some parts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have been hit with a total blackout.

Abuja Electricity Distribution Company confirmed the outage in a statement on Thursday.

The company blamed rainy weather conditions, which affected its Current Transformer at Apo Transmission Station.

“Under rainy weather conditions, H2 from AT3 tripped due to a shattered Current Transformer at Apo Transmission Station.

We reached out to the Transmission Company of Nigeria maintenance team and were following up.

We have continued to follow up.

They assured this morning that the TCN team will replace the bad CT today, 28/09/2023.

“We had to back feed G4 Injection Sub/Station on 33kV feeder H11 through Cable link to reduce the impact on our customers.

“All 11kva customers have been in the circuit, except a few 33kv point load customers, which, with due apology, we are pressing on the TCN team to fix this morning,” it stated.

Meanwhile, Kunle Olubiyo, the President of Nigeria Consumer Protection Network, said the blackout in Abuja lasted for 15 hours, starting on Wednesday.

“15 hours of Back-to-Back power outages, Garki Feeder H1 Left have been out since 16:30 Hours GMT +1 of Wednesday, 27th Day of September 2023 and 07: 00 Hours GMT +1Thursday, 28th Day of September 2023,” he said.

Affected areas are Garki Area 1, Garki Area 2, Garki 3, Part of Garki 11 ( Garki 2) FCDA Quarters, Rita Lori, CBN Quarters, Residential Homes/ Apartments, Hotels, Area 2 Shopping Center, Area 2 Market, Area 1 Shopping Center and Area 1 Plaza.

Others are the American Embassy, the Canadian Embassy, the Burkina Faso Embassy, the United Nations Building in Abuja, the Egyptian Embassy, the Ghanaian Embassy over 20 Embassy’s Consulates/Office, UBA Garki Area 3 Regional Headquarters and Unity Bank Garki Area 3.

Also affected are Union Bank Regional Headquarters, First Bank Regional Office, GTB Regional Office, Savana Hotels, Stanbic IBTC, Premium Pension PFA Corporate Headquarters, Heritage Bank, Mortgages Banks and all the Commercial/ Financial Sector related institutions in Garki Area 1, Garki 2 Garki Area 3 that falls within Feeder H1 Left.