The Jos Electricity Distribution Plc (JED) has announced that residents in Plateau, Bauchi, and Gombe states should expect power outages from August 28 to September 2. During this period, power cuts are planned between 9 am and 5 pm each day.
In a statement released on Saturday, the company’s spokesperson, Friday Elijah, explained that these planned power cuts are being conducted by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to facilitate installations by its local engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors, according to TheCable.
“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,” the statement clarified.
Elijah acknowledged that there might be an increase in load shedding during this time, as the 330KV Jos complex will continue to receive supply through the Kaduna-Jos 330KV line.
While acknowledging the inconvenience this may cause, Elijah asked customers to be patient and assured them that the company is committed to enhancing its services.
Abdu Mohammed, the managing director of JED, previously stated the company’s dedication to ensuring regular electricity supply for its client states, including Bauchi, Benue, Plateau, and Gombe.
Regarding alleged sabotage by some staff, Mohammed emphasized that JED will not tolerate any actions that tarnish the company’s reputation.