TCN constructs vandalised transmission towers to end blackout in Yobe, Borno
The Transmission Company of Nigeria has awarded the contract to construct two 330KVA power towers in Yobe to end the blackout.
TCN announced this in a statement by the secretary to the state government, Baba Wali, on Saturday.
Suspected Boko Haram insurgents vandalised two power towers conveying electricity from Gombe to Yobe and Borno. The incident, which occurred in the Kasesa area of Damaturu on Thursday, left residents of Yobe and Borno in a blackout.
The statement said Governor Mai Mala Buni had directed the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) and the state’s electrification agency to seek alternative means of providing electricity to Damaturu.
“Buni has directed the Rural Electrification Board (REB) and YEDC to restore the 33KV line from Potiskum to Damaturu with immediate effect,” it said.
Meanwhile, the Yobe government has urged the public to exercise patience as it is doing everything possible to address the challenge.
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