In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, August, 2020

Port Harcourt In Whole Darkness, As Indignant Youths Shut Afam Energy Station

Port Harcourt In Total Darkness, As Angry Youths Shut Afam Power Station

Afam power station

Afam energy station shutdown by youths

In accordance with PM Information, the appearing Supervisor, Company Communications, Port Harcourt Electrical energy Distribution Firm, Mrs Chioma Aninwe, has stated indignant youths have shut down an influence station.

She said that the youths within the late hours of Friday, forcefully took over management of the Afam energy station belonging to the Transmission Firm of Nigeria which has resulted in a complete blackout in Rivers State.

In accordance with Aninwe who spoke with Journalists on Saturday, “The youths, often known as Oyibo Youths, shutdown Afam Transmission strains round 21:04 p.m. on Friday, thereby, throwing your entire Port Harcourt and Rivers state into darkness.

“The youths took legal guidelines into their fingers and marched of their numbers to the transmission station, forcing the operators to close down provide with out observing security measures.

“This ugly incident has turn out to be the order of the day attributable to their acclaimed insufficient energy provide to their communities.

“PHED additionally knowledgeable them of the necessity for the corporate to use systematic load shedding so as to accommodate all its prospects.

“Nonetheless, all our makes an attempt have confirmed futile because the youths insisted on 24-hour provide, negating our efforts at guaranteeing equitable distribution of provide to prospects.

“PHED condemns in its entirety the frequent shutdown of Afam energy station, and hereby, attracts the eye of legislation enforcement businesses and the Rivers authorities.

“We urge the authorities to come back to our support and put a closing cease to this frequent disruption of energy distribution to prospects on the slightest energy problem within the state.”

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