We Did Not Embarrass President Jonathan – PHCN

PHCN Eko Electricity Distribution Company has said it was not responsible for the power interruption on Easter Sunday at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church? during the President’s visit.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Godwin Idemudia, to newsmen in Lagos.

President Goodluck Jonathan’s Easter Sunday service was interrupted by a power outage at Our Saviour’s Church ,Anglican Communion, Tafawa Balewa Square, Marina, Lagos, where the President worshipped.

The statement said that at about 11.50 a.m. on Sunday, March, 31, 2013, during the Easter Sunday service, there was electricity supply interruption to the church.

Idemudia said that an investigation conducted by Eko Distribution Company officials after the incident revealed that the church was using generator when the power interruption occurred and not on PHCN’s line.

It said that the church’s electrical maintenance crew led by one Mr Abiola, swung into action immediately after an unsuccessful attempt to restore supply from the generating set.

The statement added that they decided to bring in the public power supply which was? made available to them for use through a change-over arrangement at about 12.02pm.

It said that Tafawa Balewa Square area including Our Saviour’s Anglican Church received electricity supply from Macarthy 11KVA Feeder,ex-Berkley 3x15MVA, 33/11KVA Injection Substation located at Moloney Street, Lagos.