The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) is collaborating with the Japanese Government to build transmission facilities in the country.
In an interview with the Nation, TCN’s Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive, Usman Gur Mohammed says that the firm wants to double the transmission capacity and would be doing that from one part of the country to the other.
Muhammed said the TCN would put significant transmission capacity between Lagos and Ogun states and was collaborating with these states governments to actualize that.
He noted that the Japanese Government was looking at building new and rehabilitating dysfunctional substations in Lagos.
“The TCN is doing a lot in recent times, especially under this government because of the kind of support that we are getting. Recently, we did advert on transmission capacity in Lagos.
“We are working in collaboration with some other multilateral donors, such as the Japanese government to build some of the substations. For example, Apapa has been taken over by the Japanese government. They are looking at Ojo and Isolo. Those two places will be rehabilitated by the Japanese Government.
“Generally, Lagos State is very important to TCN and it is working hard to ensure it puts enough transmission capacity there to be able to meet the needs of the electricity distribution companies in Lagos.”