TCN completes repair of damaged transmission line in north-east

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said it has finished the rehabilitation and restringing of the four vandalised towers along the Jos-Gombe 330 kilo volt (kV) transmission line supplying bulk power to substations in the northeast.

TCN made the announcement on Tuesday in a statement signed by its general manager of public affairs, Ndidi Mbah

On April 23, four towers along the Jos–Gombe 330 kV transmission line were vandalized, affecting the electricity supply to Gombe, Damaturu, Maiduguri, Yola, Bauchi, and Jalingo.

However, on May 17, the North-East Governors Forum (NEGF) called out TCN expressing their disappointment over the blackout experienced by the region the previous month.

“Recall that when the vandalized towers were discovered on April 22, 2024. TCN promptly mobilized contractors and TCN supervising engineers to the site of the incident to immediately commence repairs,” the company said.

“Initially, TCN had promised to complete the repairs and restore supply by May 27, 2024. However, the collapse of the fourth tower during the re-stringing process delayed the completion. 

“The four towers have since been completed, and the line is now ready for bulk power transmission”

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