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TCN restores power supply to Kebbi


General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has restored bulk power supply to Birinin Kebbi and its environs in Kebbi State.

The General Manager, of Public Affairs, TCN, Mr Ndidi Mbah, said this in a statement on Friday in Birnin Kebbi.

The statement reads, “Power supply was restored today September 29 at around 9:20 am. Our team worked round the clock to restore supply to the 150MVA and 60MVA transformers which were fortunately unaffected by the fire incident.

“Recall the commitment of our MD/CEO, Sule Abdulazeez, pledged to ensure restoration of bulk power supply within two weeks of the occurrence of the unfortunate incident,” he said.

Mbah said that although bulk power supply was restored to Sokoto through the Kaduna-Zaria-Funtua-Gusau-Talatan Mafara 132KV line on September 15, the TCN engineers worked assiduously to extend the restoration to Kebbi State and its environs.

“New cables were brought in and connected to the existing transformers, and reinforcement teams from other TCN regions were sent to help the ones on the ground to expedite the reconnection work.

“It is with a great sense of responsibility that we once again express our deepest appreciation to electricity customers in Kebbi State and environs for their understanding and patience in the face of the current unpleasant experience,” he said.

Mbah also appreciated all stakeholders for their understanding, sympathy, support and prayers throughout the challenging period.

He added that notwithstanding, the TCN remained committed to pursuing its network expansion projects relentlessly to meet increased demands by the distribution companies.

Kebbi and its environs had been in total darkness for two weeks following a fire that engulfed two transformers at the TCN substation in Birnin Kebbi on September 14.