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Monday, 22 February 2021

The Transmission Company of Nigeria with the support of the Borno State Government have mobilised resources to restore power supply to Maiduguri and its environs.

Power supply in Borno State capital and neighbouring areas was interrupted following the damage of high tension towers T159, T160 and T161 of 330kV Damaturu-Maiduguri Transmission Line in the North-East.

TCN announced on Sunday that it had completed the new foundation of Tower T159 and had procured the necessary tower members and materials for the replacement of the other two damaged towers.

The General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja.

She said the Acting Managing Director, TCN, Sule Abdulaziz; Borno State Commissioner for Housing and Energy, Yuguda Vungas; and Managing Director, Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Baba Mustapha, were at the TCN Maiduguri Work Centre to inspect the ongoing replacement of the damaged towers.

Abdulaziz said the reconstruction work proper would soon commence in earnest at the sites, as tower foundation had been completed.

He assured residents of the affected areas that power supply would be restored as quickly as possible on completion of the tower erection work.

The TCN boss explained that while the reconstruction was ongoing, the transmission firm was also temporarily constructing a bypass line to ensure the supply of electricity to the affected areas before the completion of the main tower structures.

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