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Shiroro hydroelectric power dam under threat by bandits – GM

The Shiroro Region of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Thursday said three of its transmission lines are under security threat. The General Manager…

The Shiroro Region of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Thursday said three of its transmission lines are under security threat.

The General Manager of TCN, Shiroro Region, Maiwada Sarki-Bello, said this while briefing newsmen on the company’s achievements in 2023 in Shiroro.

He said the company was challenged by insecurity on Shiroro-Kaduna 330KV lines, Shiroro-Katampe 330KV line and Gwagwalada 330KV line and Shiroro-Tegina 132KV line.

He added that the company was also challenged by the radial nature of the Shiroro-Tegina-Kontagora-Yauri line, adding, however, that security had improved since the coming of the present administration.

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“Insecurity is our biggest challenge, whenever there is a problem with our lines, we will have to strategise before moving our staff to the lines having the problem and our partners do not understand that.

“But we commend the Federal Government for being proactive by deploying security personnel to safeguard the entire dam which has reduced the security threat,” he said.

The general manager said parts of the company’s achievements were the purchase of six new 330KV current transformers on bus coupler at Jeba transmission station and the installation of new 330KV circuit breakers on the Jebba-Kainji line 2 circuit.

Others are the installation of a new 330KV circuit on the Jebba-Gamo line, replaced vandalised tower members on T69, T70 and T71 on 132 Minna-Suleja circuit and replaced two faults 132KV CVT on the Minna-Suleja line one and two yellow phases.

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