Avoid building houses under electricity cables, TCN warns Kano residence

Alade Abayomi ADeleke
Alade Abayomi ADeleke

The Transmission Company Of Nigeria has cautioned Kano residents against bylding their houses under the transmission cables, in order to ensure safety of lives and properties.


The Assistant General Manager of the agency, Malam Muhammad Bello, gave the warning at a news conference in Kano on Friday.


According to Bello, the media event was organized to fine-tune modalities that would address encroachment into the premises of TCN land properties.


He believes land encroachment along power lines was the main reason delaying the federal government’s plan to increase the power supply to the state by 2,000 megawatts.


He, therefore, warned that electricity transmission and high tension wires could break, fall anytime without prior warning, and even cause health issues such as cancer, deformity and reproductive system.


He advised residents to observe structures within an environment before investing in building or renting apartment therein.


He said, “Building under electricity installations is very dangerous and hazardous to health, so we are calling on residents to avoid such acts.


“As TCN moves to upgrade its power lines from Kumbotso to Dan-Agundi sub station in the metropolis, it is pertinent that those already living under the electricity power lines or power lines right-of-way should hasten to relocate to safe place.”

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