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Epileptic Power Situation Takes Further Blow As Fire Guts Part Of Osogbo PHCN Control Centre

PHOTO CREDIT: PUNCH NEWSPAPER ONLINE

PHOTO CREDIT: PUNCH NEWSPAPER ONLINE

The epileptic power situation in the country took a further blow Friday as fire broke out earlier today at the National Control Centre of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria in Osogbo, Osun State.

It was gathered that the inferno which started around 3 a.m., gutted a transformer at the power station.

The NCC, Osogbo, is one of the transmission centres for the distribution of generated electricity in the country.

As at 7 a.m. fire fighters were still battling to stop the fire from spreading to other parts of the power station but two hours later, our correspondent reports that the fire had being put out.

Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, army and staff of the Federal Road Safety Commission were controlling vehicular and human traffic around the area.

The Deputy Governor of Osun State, Mrs. Titi Laoye-Tomori, was among those who had visited the place to assess the level of damage.


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