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Borno State Governor Meets Officials Of Transmission Company Of Nigeria

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Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, on Tuesday met with the officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, (TCN), and Bauchi zonal office for updates of the ongoing repair work to restore electricity to Maiduguri.

Briefing the Governor, Zonal General Manager of TCN, Engr. Ganiyu Aliyu, said the repair work have reached 75 per cent completion stage and the remaining part will be completed very soon.

Recall that the electricity transmission tower linking Maiduguri and Damaturu was destroyed on January 26, 2021 by insurgents, leading to disruption of supply to Maiduguri Metropolis and environs.

While extending appreciation for their determination and effort, Zulum urged the TCN workers to redouble efforts in obtaining all the necessary technical requirements and restore the damaged parts back to normalcy.

The governor conveyed to TCN, the assurances of security operatives to ensure 24 hour surveillance to protect its staff as well as the infrastructure during and after repairs work.

He also directed the state Ministry of Housing and Energy to provide all the necessary supports to the field workers to connect Maiduguri back to the national grid as soon as possible.

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