The restoration of bulk power supply to Sokoto State was successfully carried out by the Transmission Company of Nigeria at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
This was disclosed through a statement provided to the press in Birnin Kebbi on Sunday by the General Manager of Public Affairs, Mr. Ndidi Mbah, on Sunday.
He promised that the firm was working hard to restore Kebbi and other areas affected by the sad Birnin Kebbi Substation fire incident that happened Thursday night (Sept. 14).
“The bulk power supply to Sokoto State was reinstated through the Talata Mafara Substation.
“Our engineering team, along with the Managing Director/CEO and the Executive Director, Transmission Service Provider (TSP), are on-site, putting in every effort to reconnect Kebbi and its environs to the grid through another substation.
“Also, our engineers are actively working on transferring load to the 150MVA and 60MVA power transformers in the substation, which were fortunately unaffected by the fire incident.
“Additionally, cables are being rearranged, and reinforcement teams from other TCN regions have equally arrived at the substation with the necessary materials to expedite repair work,” he confirmed.