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Vandals destroy cable connecting NAN Lagos to power line




Some vandals on Monday morning destroyed the electricity cable belonging to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) that connected News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Lagos Office, to the power line .

Mr Mathias Ajudua, the Deputy Director, Technical Services of the agency, said the act was discovered when the official of EKEDC came to repair what they thought was a fault from the transformer.

Ajudua said when the EKEDC officials were checking round the equipment, they discovered that a vandal had cut about two yards of cable that connected the agency to power line.

He said that the cable which was placed outside the agency’s building, was vandalised during a short outage by the company.

Ajudua put the cost of the vandalised cable at about N200,000.

He appealed to the management of Eko DISCO to urgently assist the agency to repair the cable so that it would be connected back to national grid.

Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, said that engineers from the company had inspected the vandalised cable in NAN premises.

Idemudia said that the company would ensure that the vandalised cable was replaced and the agency would be connected to the power line as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the management of EKEDC had appealed to consumers under its network to ensure that they protected electricity installations in the area.

He made the appeal against the backdrop of rampant vandalism of transformers and cables belonging to EKEDC.

Idemudia said that the company had spent millions of Naira that would have been used to buy transformers, to replace and repair vandalised equipment.

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