Crime

Revealed: Two containers of electricity transmission equipment missing and one found empty

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, on Wednesday revealed that two containers of electricity transmission equipment were missing from the ports.

He added that one of the 775 containers recovered last week was empty.

He made this disclosure to journalists in Abuja.

According to him, the TCN “is going to recover about 2,000 to 3,000mw with the present upgrade of its equipment.”

He said that the company has attained the West African Power Poll frequency control standard.

Mohammed noted that despite the massive investment that the power sector has recorded from the transmission end, the distribution companies are yet to match with a proportional upgrade of their equipment.

This, according to him, is now accountable for the frequent system collapses in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry.

He revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is in support of the recapitalization of the DisCos.

He said that TCN is yet to get an approval from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission for the procurement of 230mw spinning reserve.

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