TCN restores power to Abeokuta communities

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said electricity has been restored to Abeokuta and other communities affected by the Tuesday’s tower collapse.

According to TCN Lagos Regional General Manager, Engr. Gbenga Ajiboye, power was restored to the communities at 5:20 am today, Thursday.

He said though the collapse towers still under repair, the company was able to restore power by enroute the power through another redundant lines.

Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company had earlier on Wednesday announced collapsed of three towers on the Papalanto Ojere 132kv double-circuit lines.

The incident, according to a series of tweets by the electricity firm on Wednesday, adversely affected Abeokuta transmission sub-station, Ojere and new Abeokuta transmission station at Kobape.

“All 33kv feeders from these two sub-stations will be out until the towers are reconstructed. As such, the entire city of Abeokuta and environs, Ayetoro, Imeko, Owode Egba and Mowe will be experiencing power outage. Power supply will be restored to the affected communities as soon as the towers are reconstructed”, it stated.

Ajiboye also stated that the towers collapsed due to heavy rain of Tuesday.