By Olabode Jegede
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has pledged to boast bulk electricity transmission and improve on grid expansion nationwide.
The General Manager (Public Affairs), TCN, Ndidi Mbah, in a statement stated that power outage has persisted in Maiduguri and its environs after insurgents damaged power equipment, cutting the area off from the national grid.
He noted that the incident affected the 330 kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Maiduguri and Damaturu including the Damboa – Maiduguri 132kV transmission line which was equally disconnected from the grid for some time for the same reason.
TCN however said that its engineers have located the fault on the Maiduguri – Damaturu line and has arranged to repair the line adding that Bulk electricity would be restored to Maiduguri.
According to the statement, “The Company wishes to use this opportunity to commend the NIgeria Armed Forces for their continued support especially in areas prone to insecurity.
“TCN regrets inconveniences caused by this problem to electricity consumers in the affected areas.”
In 2019, the Molai transmission substation belonging to TCN in Maiduguri was also affected where vehicles were destroyed and some equipment in the substation affected.