The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) on Thursday restored electricity supply to Kebbi and Sokoto states after successfully rectifying the collapsed 330 KVA towers. Similarly, the electricity supply was restored to parts of Niger Republic after the repair of the damaged facility.
The line was destroyed by rainstorm in Maiyama Local Government Area three weeks ago.
The Head of the PHCN Transmission Unit, Alhaji Atiku Tambuwal, inaugurated the rehabilitated towers in Maiyama but said the communities would continue to get supplies five hours per day.
He commended the state government and technicians from Niger Republic for their contributions toward the restoration of power supply to the communities.
The Managing Director of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Malam Idris Muhammad, said the rectification of the equipment would enable the supply of 150MW to Niger Republic.
He said power supply had also been restored in parts of Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states and promised that the company would find a permanent solution to the collapse of electricity towers. (NAN)