A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

Power outage cripples business activities in Sapele

Godwin Oghre

25 October 2012, Sweetcrude, 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, Wednesday, that most power transformers in the area had broken down.

He also said most electric poles and cables had collapsed and were yet to be replaced 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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  • Both at the height of increased power supply and the lowest point, Sapele toen has always had a raw deal. And this is despite the fact that the town hosts a major power station which supplies electricity to the national grid. We urge the authorities to rectify this abnormally.

  • when will power outage stop in nigeria?