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TCN – We would Upgrade Ejigbo Transformer Before March 31

The interim Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Mr. Usman Muhammed, has said that the upgrading work  being done on Ejigbo transformer and others will be completed before the end of March as it has resulted in several communities such as Isolo and Ejigbo areas of Lagos having acute shortage of power supply for more than 3 months.

“We have already upgraded one transformer. We are upgrading the second one; that is what we are doing. All of them will be completed before March 31,” he said

The Chairman, Ashamu Estate Residents’ Association, Oke-Afa, Isolo, Mr. Francis Daramola, while commenting on the issue said that residents were informed that the upgrade of the TCN transformer would be completed in five weeks. According to Daramola, communities in the Ilamoshe and Oke-Afa areas have been affected by the supply problem.

He stated, “But this is the third month that we have not had light. At the beginning, there was no supply at all but towards the end of the third month, they would bring the light in the morning for one hour and restore it in the evening for two hours. For the past three months, we have been in darkness. What baffles me most is that Ikeja Electric is still bringing estimated bills when there is no light.

“We are running out of patience now; there is no light and they are bringing bills. We said they should give us prepaid meters, because we found out that people who have prepaid meters often had light for 12-15 hours. We have been clamouring for prepaid meters; if we have prepaid meters and there is no light, we would not need to pay. But without prepaid meters, they just do whatever they like.”

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Meanwhile, the Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, Mr. Felix Ofulue, noted that the company was distributing to the communities the little energy it was getting from the Ejigbo substation, adding that the residents would have better supply after the completion of the upgrade of the facility.

Isaac Ademoluti

A Geophysicist, graduated from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). Worked at Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), 132/33 KV Apo- Substation. Interested in the Power sector, football and loves writing.

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