Illegal Refining, Rubbish Dump Threaten Transmission Facility in Lagos

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A transmission tower’s integrity in Lagos is being threatened as miscreants have turned its location to a dump site, illegal refining and burning of rubbish, The Nation reports.

The tower, located in Surulere area of Lagos, according to the Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, is being threatened by the nefarious activities going on under it. Such activities, according to the TCN chief, compromise the integrity of towers, adding that the maintenance team of the company would not be able to access the facility for repairs in the event of a problem.

The TCN chief also said the transmission arm of the power supply value chain is not the weakest link as some people make power consumers believe, adding that transmission capacity has been substantially increased and that it is ahead of other arms of the supply chain. He said TCN was increasing its capacity across the country because the government is supporting it. He also said it had secured a lot of funding from multilateral donors, backed by the Ministries of Power, Works and Housing and Finance.

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