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Power restored to Nigeria’s northeast on track for May 27th, TCN assures governors

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By Temi Olowu

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has responded to concerns raised by the North East Governors Forum (NEGF) regarding the ongoing power outage in the region.

In a statement, TCN emphasized its commitment to restoring electricity by May 27th, 2024.

“We understand the significant difficulties caused by the lack of power supply,” acknowledged TCN’s General Manager of Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah. “We are not happy about the situation.”

The outage stems from vandalism of four power transmission towers in the region. TCN’s team is actively rebuilding the damaged infrastructure.

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“Our team has been working tirelessly,” Mbah stressed. “We are pushing our contractors very hard to ensure we deliver on our promise.”

Despite financial constraints, TCN has prioritized the reconstruction project. On-site fabrication of tower members is underway, with significant progress reported. One tower is nearly complete, with others ranging from 40% to 80% finished.

Security concerns prevent nighttime work, but TCN is maximizing daylight hours. “We are optimistic about completing the reconstruction and energizing the line within the given timeframe,” the statement reads.

By May 27th, power is expected to be restored through a new 330 kV transmission line. This will allow Yola and Jos Distribution Companies to resume normal operations.

TCN expressed its gratitude to the governors for their patience and reiterated its commitment to serving the nation. The successful completion of this project will bring much-needed relief to the Northeast region.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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