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Bauchi, Gombe To Enjoy Electricity Again As Tower Repairs Begin After 3 Weeks Of Blackout  


The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED) has announced that it will soon restore power supply to Bauchi and Gombe states following significant progress in the repairs of four vandalized transmission towers three weeks ago. 

JED’s Managing Director, Abdu Bello-Mohammed, said this during an inspection visit to the ongoing reconstruction of vandalized 330kV power line towers. 

This is contained in a statement by Dr Friday Adakole-Elijah, Head, of Corporate Communications, on Sunday in Bauchi. 

Bello-Mohammed was represented by the Chief Operating Officer of the company, Alhaji Mamanlafia Umar.  

He stated that the management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) is working diligently to resolve the issues. 

The managing director said that normal power supply would soon be restored to Bauchi and Gombe States. 

Earlier in April, the TCN had reported that four of its towers on the Jos–Gombe 330kV transmission line were vandalized. 

TCN said that the vandalism occurred around 3:32 pm on April 22. 

According to a statement by Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager of Public Affairs, the transmission line initially tripped and despite attempts by the company’s operators to restore it, it happened once more. 

Mbah explained that this led to the deployment of TCN operators who were sent out to trace and rectify the fault along the line. 

She added that while tracing the fault, TCN’s engineering crew discovered that towers 288, 289, 290, and 291 were vandalised and some parts carted away. 

She further said TCN would do everything humanly possible to restore supply to the affected areas, while efforts were being made to reconstruct the vandalised towers. 

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