A vehicle crashed into TCN equipment on Saturday

Ikeja Industrial Estate and the Agege area of Lagos may be in darkness for a while as a truck crashed into the equipment of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) at the junction of new Oko-Oba Road, Abule-Egba, on Saturday.

According to a statement issued on Saturday and signed by Celestina Oshin, the TCN Manager, Public Affairs, the incident, which resulted in the cutting off of the Ota-Ogba 132KVA Transmission Line, ruptured the cross arm of Transmission Tower No. 19 located at Abule-Taylor.

The company however assured that it was on top of the situation

“A team of TCN engineers have already been mobilised to the site to commence repair works, which will last four weeks and cost some millions of Naira,” it said.

“The damaged cross arm on the tower will be repaired and five spans of aluminium conductor (line) will be replaced from Transmission Tower 16 to Transmission Tower 19.”

The statement said that customers in the affected areas would be connected to another source.

It urged motorists to drive carefully to reduce such incidences, saying that the money that would be spent to repair the damaged equipment could have been used to improve electricity supply to the areas.

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