he Shiroro Region of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says three of its transmission lines are under security threat.
Malam Maiwada Sarki-Bello, General Manager of TCN, Shiroro Region, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the company’s achievements in 2023 in Shiroro on Thursday.
He disclosed that the company was challenged by insecurity on Shiroro-Kaduna 330KV lines, Shiroro-Katampe 330KV line and Gwagwalada 330KV line and Shiroro-Tegina 132KV line.
He added that the company was also challenged by the radial nature of Shiroro-Tegina-Kontagora-Yauri line, adding, however, that security had improved since the coming of the present administration.
“Insecurity is our biggest challenge, whenever there is problem with our lines, we will have to strategise before moving our staff to the lines having problem and our partners do not understand that.
“But we commend the Federal Government for being proactive by deploying security personnel to safeguard the entire dam which has reduced the security threat,” he said.
The general manager said parts of the company’s achievements were the purchase of six new 330KV current transformers on bus coupler at Jeba transmission station and installation of new 330KV circuit breakers on Jebba-Kainji line 2 circuit.
Others are the installation of new 330KV circuit on Jebba-Gamo line, replaced vandalised tower members on T69, T70 and T71 on 132 Minna-Suleja circuit and replaced two faults 132KV CVT on Minna-Suleja line one and two yellow phase.
He added that the company constructed new open air stores for out-door equipment at Faku, replaced obsolete protection relay with modern numerical relays on 330KV and maintenance of all power transformers on annual schedule.
Sarki-Bello said that the company also replaced a 33KV underground armoured secondary cable in transformer TR7 megavolt amperes (MVA) at Minna transmission station with overhead conductor.
He disclosed that the company was undertaking rehabilitation work of new 132KV from Zungeru power station switch yard to Tegina and construction of new control rooms at Shiroro.
Others were replacement of old equipment by World Bank, in-house replacement of old equipment at Jebba, upgrading of Minna Sub-station with additional 132/33KV 100 MVA transformer.
TCN Shiroro region covers Shiroro, Zungeru, Jebba, and Kainji transmissions, Kontagora, and Yauri area.