National Grid Collapse: TCN seeks communities help vandals
EMERGENCY DIGEST- The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has appealed to host communities to assist in the fight against the vandalisation of the nation’s assets, following the collapse of the national grid.
TCN managing director Sule Abdulaziz made the appeal in a statement by the firm’s general manager (public affairs) Ndidi Mbah on Monday in Abuja.
Mr Abdulaziz led the company’s management team on an on-the-spot assessment of the vandalised Tower No. 104, along Odukpani/Ikot Ekpene 330kv transmission line.
The transmission line is located at Oku Iboku Community, Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom.
Mr Abdulaziz urged the communities to report suspicious activities around its operations to TCN offices or security operatives.
“The vandalised tower caused a sudden loss of 400MW from the grid, causing its collapse on April 8. The grid has since been restored,” he said.