TCN Gives Reasons For Abeokuta Current Power Outage
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), on Tuesday, gave reasons Abeokuta and its environs are currently out of power supply. This according to TCN, is a result of the collapse of nine towers from Tower 56 to Tower 65 along the Papalanto/Abeokuta 132kV transmission line due to the activities of vandals.
In a statement signed by the General Manager, of Public Affairs of TCN, Ndidi Mbah, the towers which are located in the Obafemi Owode area of Ogun State were all massively vandalized, leading to their collapse.
According to General Manager, Lagos Region, Engr. Mojeed Akintola, the towers collapse, was discovered yesterday after a tripping was recorded, and a team was dispatched to trace the fault, leading to the discovery of the collapsed towers.
“As a result, Abeokuta and its environs are presently out of power supply even as efforts are ongoing to supply bulk electricity through an alternate line, to enable Ibadan DisCo to distribute electricity to its customers whose supply is affected by the incident.”
Akintola condemned the activities of vandals, stating that their nefarious acts negatively impact the gird expansion efforts of the company.
“Also, resources that would have been used to further improve the grid infrastructure in Ogun State would now be used to replace the vandalized towers.
“TCN is again appealing to host communities to work with her to protect our common national assets,” the statement added.