Vandals' actions are to blame for the power outage in Abeokuta and its environs, according to TCN.

TCN, Nigeria's transmission company, said the collapse of nine of its towers was caused by vandals who were responsible for the power outage in Abeokuta and its environs.

Ndidi Mbah, the General Manager Public Affairs, revealed on Tuesday that "Tower 56 to Tower 65 along the Papalanto/Abeokuta 132KV transmission line has collapsed due to vandals' activities."

“The towers in the Obafemi Owode area of Ogun State were all massively vandalized, leading to their collapse.

“According to the General Manager (T) 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 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.

“The GM condemned the activities of vandals, stating that their nefarious acts negatively impacted the grid expansion efforts of the company. Also, resources that would have been used to improve the grid infrastructure in Ogun State further would now be used to replace the vandalized towers”.

TCN appealed to host communities of corporations to protect the company’s facilities.


Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post