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Grid: TCN says fire incident at Kebbi and Sokoto costs $4 million in damages



The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) disclosed that it has accumulated $4 million in damage costs and repairs following fire incidents at Birnin Kebbi and Sokoto that left two transformers destroyed on Thursday night.

This was disclosed by the TCN in a statement on Friday after its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, TCN, Dr. Sule AbdulAzeez, described the damages as colossal, coming after the national grid collapse earlier this week.

The transformer affected includes a 90MVA (330KV/132KV) and a 60MVA (132KV/33KV) transformer damaged as a result of the fire incident which are both valued at 4 million dollars.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, of TCN, Dr. Sule AbdulAzeez, described the damages as colossal, stating that he received a phone call Thursday night that there was a fire incident in the Kebbi TCN substation, noting that communication lasted throughout the night until when the fire was quenched on Friday morning at about 7 a.m.

He added that an investigation committee comprising professionals and specialists would be established to find the cause of the unfortunate incident, urging that the TCN had lost two transformers and a control.

Abdul Azeez revealed it would take the company two weeks to the arrangement of transformers and other things to restore normal power supply, citing that the TCN is still looking at the possibility of backfeeding Kebbi from Sokoto and that can be done in two or three days.

ThePressNG reported that TCN said that its attempts to restore the national grid after the initial collapse, suffered a setback but the challenge was promptly addressed, they said: