The Chairman of Kaduna Electricity Distribution PLC, Alhaji Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar has called for greater collaboration between the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN and the Distribution Companies for effective delivery of qualitative power supply to the Nigerian public.
The call was made in Zaria last Friday while making a remark during the official commissioning of a mobile 40MVA power transformer at the 132/33KV Transmission sub-station by the honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola.
He advocated a balance between grid stabilization, the major concern of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN and business viability. “The two actors in the value chain must work together to ensure that the National Grid is stabilized, just as concerted efforts must be made to ensure that the power sector is viable and attractive to both local and foreign investors. This is the only way to ensure to ensure the development of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry”, he asserted.
Alhaji Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar therefore congratulated both the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola and the Interim Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Alhaji Usman Gur Mohammed for the incremental progress being recorded in the nation’s power sector, describing the Nigerian Electricity supply Industry as “ the most difficult sector to work in”.
The Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola who was represented by the Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Shehuri announced that the Federal Government shall upgrade the TCN capacity to 20,000MW in the next four years.
Earlier, the Interim Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Alhaji Usman Gur Mohammed disclosed that “plan has reached advance stage to construct a 330KV grid code line from Kaduna to Zaria to Kano through the Transmission Company of Nigeria grid rehabilitation and expansion programme.