Blackout as Power Generation Drops from Egbin

No fewer than nine Ogun communities are currently experiencing power outages due to the drop in power generation from Egbin Power Station.

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company 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 included 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 inconveniences.

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

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

Saturday PUNCH reports that the IBEDC had on December 19, 2023, announced that on-going maintenance on the Egbin Power Station led to zero load allocation from the Transmission Company of Nigeria, plunging residents of Abeokuta metropolis into darkness.

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