Maiduguri cut off from national grid

Posted by John Ofikhenua, Abuja | 20 January 2020 | 1,211 times

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced cut off Maiduguri and its environs from the National Grid due to damages to its equipment by insurgents.

The incident affected the 330KV transmission line between Maiduguri and Damaturu, said the General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah in a statement.

The statement also noted that the Damboa – Maiduguri 132kV transmission line has equally been disconnected from the grid for sometimes for the same reason.

TCN has located the fault on the Maiduguri – Damaturu line and arranged to repair the line.

Bulk electricity would be restored to Maiduguri on or before January 20, 2020.

According to Mbah, TCN pledges to continue to work to ensure bulk electricity transmission and grid expansion nationwide.

The statement added that 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.” (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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