TCN Restates Commitment To Steady Electricity Supply

power_transformerHow is the power situation in your area? Is it getting any better? if not, exercise some patience as the management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Tuesday gave assurance that Nigerians will soon witness steady and regular electricity supply. This assurance was given in Abuja by Mr Jonathan Ndiagwaralukwe, the Executive Director (Systems Operations) of the TCN.

He said: “We are promising steady electricity not only during the Yuletide but also throughout the year; we are moving the sector forward. We are saying Nigerians deserve steady electricity supply and one of the cardinal points of this government is regular power day or night.

“All the efforts made in the past to improve the sector are gradually yielding fruits; we expect that the tempo would be sustained because all the investments made in the rehabilitation of power stations, transmission lines and even in power distribution are coming on-stream.

“Also, new projects are being inaugurated, especially the National Integration Power Projects (NIPPs) and new power stations. As regards steady gas supply to our thermal stations, which has remained a thorny issue; there is an improvement. Power stations are now getting gas and new NIPPs are coming on-stream,” he said.

While reiterating that electricity supply would henceforth be stable and regular in the country as the TCN had put requisite facilities in place to facilitate steady power supply, Ndiagwaralukwe stressed that the power sector was being overhauled via sustained investments in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, adding that this would enhance power supply to the people considerably.

He however, urged electricity consumers to settle their bills promptly and regularly, particularly now that electricity supply situation had improved appreciably.