By Saturday evening, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) had returned full power to Sokoto State.
This was reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in a statement from Mr. Ndidi Mbah, GM, Public Affairs, based in Birnin Kebbi.
He guaranteed that the business was working hard to restore power in Kebbi and the surrounding areas after the tragic fire at the Birnin Kebbi Substation on Thursday night, September 14.
The Talata Mafara Substation is once again supplying Sokoto State with its primary source of electricity.
To link Kebbi and the surrounding area to the grid via another substation, our engineering team, along with the Managing Director/CEO and the Executive Director, Transmission Service Provider (TSP), are currently on-site.
Also, our engineers are hard at work shifting loads to the substation’s 150MVA and 60MVA power transformers, which escaped the fire unscathed.
He stated that the cables were being repositioned and that reinforcement teams from other TCN regions had arrived at the substation with the equipment needed to speed up the repair process.
The occurrence at the Birnin Kebbi Substation was deeply concerning to TCN’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Sule Abdulaziz, and the General Manager recalled his devotion to the cause.
In order to fulfill his promise to restore Sokoto State’s bulk power supply through the Talata Mafara substation, Abdulaziz agreed to work with the engineers to back-feed Kebbi temporarily while they connected the 150MVA power transformer to solve the problem permanently.
It is deeply appreciated by TCN that the administration and people of Sokoto and Kebbi States and their environs have been so patient and understanding, he said.
“We are fully committed to expediting work at the substation to ensure stable and reliable bulk electricity supply to all the affected areas,” he said.
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