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PHED Yet To Restore Power Port Harcourt International Airport Three Days After Bushfire Engulfed Sections Of Airport Facilities And Environs


Two days after another bush fire was recorded at the Port Harcourt International Airport and its environs are still in darkness

An airport official was seen appealing on behalf of the airport authorities to travelers to be patience throughout of the period the repairs of the facilities would last.

Our correspondent who monitored the situation reports that although normal flights operations has been restored the airports and its environs has resorted to alternative power supply with generators.

Manager of Corporate Communications, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, Mr John Onyi, however confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Thursday that the latest fire incident destroyed PHED facilities, resulting in power cuts at the airport.

He said “The bush fire damaged over 14 high tension poles supplying electricity to the airport’s 33kv feeder, and that the PHED technical crew have been mobilized to the site, with a view to erecting the poles and restoring power supply to the airport,”

our reporter also observed that the time of these report no technical crew was on ground the airport not to talk of mounting poles.



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