TCN fire outbreak: Kebbi gov suggest constitution committee of enquiry on transformers burning incident

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From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State Governor Dr Nasir Idris has suggested the constitution of a committee of enquiry to figure out the main cause of fire incident at Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) substation in Birnin Kebbi.

On Thursday night, September 14, a fire outbreak had destroyed one 90MVA (330KV/132KV) and a 60MVA (132KV/33KV) transformers supplying Kebbi, Sokoto and part of Zamfara States electricity which was valued at 4 million US Dollars.

Speaking shortly after inspecting the affected facilities at the TCN station in Birnin Kebbi, Governor Idris stated that investigation became necessary to avoiding recurrence of such ugly development.

According to him, “if the committee found any staff wanting such staff should be brought to book to serve as deterrent to others.

“Unconfirmed reports revealed that the fire outbreak was as a result “hording of power’ which bursted due to over storage. What we supposed to get is not what we have been given.

“Our people are paying for the services and it’s just like social contract, if you supply our people will pay, there is no doubt about it.”

The governor noted that there was a time they he sat down with Executive Director from Kaduna Electric and they reached an agreement that led to improvement in power supply then.

“After sometimes the supply dropped. May be that’s why people are insinuating that you are hording the light,” he noted.

The governor who appreciated the TCN management for taken quick steps to ensure that light was resorted back to Kebbi and its neighbouring states, said, already…

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