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TCN cuts off Maiduguri from national power grid

* Regrets any inconveniences, appeals to consumers for understanding

Isola Moses

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced it cut off Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, and its environs from the National Grid due to damage to its equipment by insurgents.

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

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

Meanwhile, the source revealed that 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.

“Company wishes to take this opportunity to commend the Nigerian 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,” Mrs. Mbah said.

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