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TCN assures to restore power in North East May 27

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TCN assures to restore power in North East May 27

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has assured North East Governors Forum that power would be restored by May 27, 2024 in the region.

This is contained in a statement issued by Ndidi Mbah, General Manager (GM), Public Affairs, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Bauchi.

According to her, TCN is optimistic about completing the reconstruction and energizing the line within the given time frame.

“We expect power supply to be restored by May 27, 2024, through the new 330kV transmission line, allowing Yola and Jos DisCos to offtake and distribute optimally from TCN substations.

“We want to assure the North East Governors Forum (NEGF) that we are doing everything possible in our power to ensure the restoration of power supply to the North Eastern axis of the country, as earlier indicated in our press release of 10th May, 2024,” she said.

She added that we are acutely aware that the lack of power supply presents significant difficulties and challenges, and we understand the concerns of the governors for their people and the day-to-day running of governance and businesses. We are not happy about the situation.

“Our team has been tirelessly working to rebuild the four towers destroyed by vandals, and we will not rest until power is restored to all the affected areas.

“We appeal for a little more patience, as work is truly advancing. We are pushing our contractors very hard to ensure we deliver on our promise of rebuilding the towers and energizing the transmission line.
Mbah reiterated that despite the recent increase in vandalism, we have continued to rebuild towers each time they are damaged and have consistently restored supply.

“The four vandalized towers on the Gombe axis are no exception. Despite our prevailing poor liquidity, we have mobilized all necessary resources to ensure this job gets the attention it requires.
“To expedite the work, we have insisted that the contractor put in place and on-site machines that will help increase the fabrication processes of tower members which is ongoing,” she said

The GM pointed out that a visit to the site will show that the towers are nearing completion, with one tower at 90% completion, another at 80%, a third at 60%, and the fourth at 40%.
“We are utilizing all available daylight hours for the work. However, due to security issues, we are unable to work through the night, which we would have gladly done. Nevertheless,
She however appeals for patience and assures that TCN is working very hard to complete the work within the timeframe.

“It is our joy to serve you and the nation at large, and we would be truly happy and grateful to God for the quick completion of the work. Please bear with us,” She pleaded.

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