Transformer explosion in Abuja

A 750kV transformer explosion
has killed three persons and injured five
in a Tudun-Wada area of

Abuja, along the popular Airport Road of the
Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
The explosion which occurred according to members of the community over
the week was traced to electrical fault resulting from poor power
infrastructure in the community and inadequate maintenance of
electricity cables by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC.
During a visit to the scene of the explosion, Saturday, and to
commiserate with survivors and families that lost their relations to the
incidence Acting Chairman, NERC, Dr. Anthony Aka, decried the poor
power infrastructure and dangerous connections made under the nose of
AEDC, which Aka said supposed to ensure those substandard electrical
materials were removed and replaced with approved electricity materials.

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