Monday, 4 June 2018

Fire destroys PHEDC’s power sub-station in Port Harcourt


Fire on Monday razed the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) injection sub-station that supplies electricity to Diobu area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital.
Mr John Onyi, PHED’s Manager for Corporate Communications told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fire from a dump site also destroyed its security post, telecommunication mast and other facilities.
Onyi urged the affected residents in Diobu to bear with the company, adding that power would be restored to the affected area after the impact had been assessed.
Also, the Rivers Commissioner for Environment, Prof. Roseline Konya, said that investigation had been launched to ascertain the cause of the fire.
The commissioner assured that anyone or group found culpable would be arrested and prosecuted.
Konya said that the state government could not have ordered that used tyre dump site be set ablaze, saying that was why the government ordered that the fire be put out to contain its spread.
“The smoke is still on; but the fire has been put out by firemen. The burning of tyres is all part of what is contributing to the soot in the state,” she said.


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