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Nine Ogun Communities In Blackout As Egbin Power Generation Drops

At least nine communities in Ogun State are currently experiencing power outage due to the drop in power generation from the Egbin power station.

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) announced this on its social media handles late on Thursday night.

According to the IBEDC, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, is one of the areas affected by the Egbin power generation drop.

Others are Sango, Ota, Ilaro, Ayetoro, Imeko, Mowe, Ibafo, and Magboro, all in the state.

“Due to the drop in generation from the Egbin generation station, customers in the following communities: Sango, Ota, Ilaro, Ayetoro, Imeko, Mowe, Ibafo, Magboro, Abeokuta metropolis and environs are experiencing a power outage,” the IBEDC announced.

The distribution company said its technical team was working with relevant stakeholders to ensure the restoration of the power supply, even as it apologised for the inconvenience.

“Our technical team is working with the relevant stakeholders to ensure power supply is restored.

“We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience,” the statement concluded.

The IBEDC had on 19th of December, 2023, announced that ongoing maintenance on the Egbin Power Station led to zero load allocation from the Transmission Company of Nigeria, plunging residents of Abeokuta metropolis into darkness.

Recall that the TCN said the power plant was shut down in December “to allow the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) to maintain a linking gas pipeline supplying gas to Egbin Power Station”.

On Christmas Day, the DisCo apologised for what it called the prolonged outage currently being experienced in the Abeokuta metropolis and environs, while it informed of power restoration on 29th of December.

The Egbin Power Plant, which is said to be Nigeria’s largest thermal generating station in Lagos, contributes over 16 percent of the total electricity generated to the Nigerian National Grid, making it the heartbeat of power and the largest provider of electricity to Africa’s most populated country.

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