The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that some areas in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), will experience six hours of total blackout on Saturday, February 10, 2024.
The TCN, published a statement on Friday via its spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah.
Mbah explained that the blackout would enable the commission’s maintenance crew to carry out a scheduled annual preventive maintenance on its 132kV line 1.
This is at Gwagwalada and Apo Transmission Substations.
Mbah added that the exercise would affect the 132/33kV Kukwaba Transmission Substation.
It will last for six hours, on Saturday while the maintenance holds between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
The statement identified areas to be affected.
They include parts of Lokogoma, Kabusa Garden, TradeMore, Pyakasa, Aherita, Chika, Games Village, Stadium, Wuye, Utako, Life Camp and Idu.
The TCN spokesperson apologised in advance to residents of the affected areas.
To them, the power supply would be restored as soon as the maintenance work is completed.
“The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) wishes to announce that its maintenance crew will carry out a scheduled annual preventive maintenance.
“This will be on its 132kV line 1 at both Gwagwalada and Apo Transmission Substations.
“The maintenance is slated for Saturday, 10th February 2024, between the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm.
“Consequently, there will be a power interruption at the 132/33kV Kukwaba Transmission Substation for six hours on Saturday, tomorrow.
“The areas affected include parts of Lokogoma, Kabusa Garden, TradeMore, Pyakasa, Aherita, Chika, Games Village, Stadium, Wuye, Utako, Life Camp and Idu.
“Power supply will be restored as soon as the maintenance work is completed as indicated.
“We regret any inconveniences this will cause electricity consumers in the affected areas,” the statement read.
The TCN Gwagwalada-Kukwaba-Apo 132KV Transmission Line 1 in the Abuja axis was attacked by suspected vandals In December.
The vandalism of the line was said to have taken place at night when the bulk power supply on the line was cut off.
This prompted an early morning investigation by TCN linesmen.
They discovered a vandalised portion of the line route between Tower 23 and Tower 25.