Port Harcourt — The Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa has been thrown into darkness since last Tuesday as a result of bush burning along Airport 33KV feeder which damaged over 14 high tension poles.
The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, which disclosed this in a statement, said the bush burning was set by people farming in the area.
PHED Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr John Onyi, announced that its technical crew are already on the site to erect new electricity poles in order to restore power to the airport.
Onyi appealed to authorities of the airport, travellers and stakeholders to exercise patient as the company work towards restoring supply to the airport.
“The International Airport, Omagwa, Port Harcourt has lost power supply since late Tuesday, 28th January 2020 as a result of bush burning along Airport 33kv feeder which damaged over 14 high tension poles.
“However, the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc’s technical crew has been mobilized to the site with a view to erecting the poles and subsequently restore power supply.
“PHED therefore, appeals to the Airport Authority and indeed the travellers to exercise patience while waiting for the erection of the poles that would lead to restoration of power supply.”