The Transmission Company of Nigeria, (TCN) , has disclosed that activities of vandals have led to collapse of nine towers along the Papalanto/Abeokuta 132KV transmission line in the Obafemi Owode area of Ogun State.
General Manager, transmission, Lagos Region, Engr Mojeed Akintola, in a statement issued by TCN Tuesday evening, explained that the collapse of the towers identified as towers 56 to 65 was discovered Monday after a tripping was recorded and a team was dispatched to trace the fault.
“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 distribute electricity to its customers whose supply is affected by the incident, the statement said.
While condemning the activities of vandals around TCN installations, the GM expressed regret that their nefarious acts negatively impact the gird expansion efforts of the company.
“Also, resources that would have been used to further improve the grid infrastructure in Ogun State would now be used to replace the vandalized towers,” he added.
“TCN is appealing to the host communities to work with her to protect our common national assets,” he noted.