TCN promises Nigerians steady electricity supply

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The management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria has said Nigerians should expect steady and regular electricity supply.

The Executive Director (Systems Operations) of the TCN, Mr. Jonathan Ndiagwaralukwe, gave the assurance in Abuja, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria.

He said, “We are promising steady electricity not only during the Yuletide but also throughout the year; we are moving the sector forward. We are saying Nigerians deserve steady electricity supply and one of the cardinal points of this government is regular power day or night.

“All the efforts made in the past to improve the sector are gradually yielding fruits; we expect that the tempo would be sustained because all the investments made in the rehabilitation of power stations, transmission lines and even in power distribution are coming on stream.”

He also said that new projects were being inaugurated, especially the National Integration Power Projects, with new power stations.

“As regards steady gas supply to our thermal stations, which has remained a thorny issue, there is an improvement; power stations are now getting gas and new NIPPs are coming on-stream,” he said.

Ndiagwaralukwe reiterated that the TCN had put requisite facilities in place to facilitate steady power supply.

He said the TCN had installed new electricity transformers across the country, while reinforcing existing power transmission lines.

He stressed that the power sector was being overhauled via sustained investments in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, adding that this would enhance power supply to the people considerably.

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