The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, said it lost equipment worth N20 million to vandals on its transmission tower situated on Gusau-Talata Mafara Road in Zamfara State.
The General Manager of the company in the Kaduna region (which includes Zamfara), Mike Ezeudenna, disclosed this in Kaduna. He said the activities of the miscreants had hampered the company’s ability to provide good service to its customers using the tower line.
Mr. Ezeudenna said the company had reported the activities of the vandals to the state government and the Commissioner of Police to beef up security around the towers. He said the company would not tolerate the disruption of structures that would boost electricity supply to Nigerians.
The TCN boss promised that Nigerians would soon enjoy regular power supply, as efforts made in the past by the government to improve the sector were gradually yielding positive results.
“We expect to sustain the tempo because we cannot afford to lose all the investments made in the rehabilitation of power stations and transmission lines,’’ he said.
Mr. Ezeudenna stressed the need for the Federal Government to boost the company’s manpower with the recruitment of young and qualified Nigerian engineers.