April 16, 2024

Fire damages Kano Electricity Transmission Station


Adebayo Obajemu

Bad news for electricity sector as Dan’agundi Transmission Station, a major supply chain providing electricity to major parts of metropolitan Kano, was engulfed by fire on Sunday.

According to the Management at Kano Transmission Company, , the flame damaged high-performance capacity transformers, specifically two transformers are reported affected , while two others are in good condition.

Another official of the KTC was quoted as saying” I am also out of office but they just reported to me that two transformers have been affected but one is still working. It’s in service. There is a new one which is yet to be commissioned, that one is also not affected.”

When prodded whether power will still be transmitted via the station, he said, “it will not stop electricity transmission since one is still working. Although now it’s withdrawn but electricity could be restored after everything is brought under control.”

The Public Relations Officer, Kano Fire Service, Saminu Yusif Abudullahi, could not be reached as at the time of filing this report as calls put across to his phone rang out severally.

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