Three States To Experience Power Outage For Six Days

Some states of the federation would experience power outages for six days according to information provided by the Jos Electricity Distribution (JED).

According to the electricity distribution company, customers in Plateau, Bauchi, and Gombe states would experience power outages from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from August 28 to September 2.

The company in a statement on Saturday in Jos by its Head of Corporate Communications, Dr Friday Elijah, explained that the planned outage by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) was to enable its Local Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors to make installations.

’The planned outage by TCN is to enable its EPCC contractors to safely connect the gantry beam of the new APO line to the existing Lafia line-Jos 330kv double circuit.

‘’Please note that there will be an increase in load shedding during this period as the 330KV Jos complex will remain on supply via Kaduna-Jos 330KV line,’’ he said.

He appealed to customers to be patient and bear with the situation, saying that the company is determined to improve services.

‘There Is No Need To Panic’ – NCDC Speaks On New Deadly COVID-19 Variants

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has said there is no reason to panic about reports of the new EG.5 and BA.2.86 subvariants of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Naija News reports that NCDC, in a press statement issued on Saturday and signed by its Director General, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, said the deadly subvariants have not been identified in Nigeria.

Recall that on August 9, 2023, the World Health Organisation designated EG.5, a descendant lineage of XBB.1.9.2, and its sub-lineages as a variant of interest.

The omicron variant was detected in 51 countries, including China, the United States of America, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, and Spain.

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