Kaduna Electric

15.09.2023 Featured JUST IN: Fire Guts Critical Power Infrastructure, Leaves Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara in Blackout

Published 15th Sep, 2023

By Sodeeq Atanda

Kaduna Electric, an electricity distribution company serving Kaduna, Kebbi State, Sokoto State and Zamfara State, has confirmed that a fire incident was responsible for a blackout affecting its areas of operation.

In a public notice signed by Abdulazeez Abdullahi, Head, Corporate Communications, and posted on its X handle on Friday morning, the DisCo stated that the power outage was caused by a fire that gutted some critical infrastructure at a Birnin Kebbi transmission centre.

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The statement read partly, “The Management of Kaduna Electric regrets to inform its valued customers in parts of Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States that the power outage currently being experienced is as a result of the unfortunate fire incident that gutted some critical power supply infrastructure at the Transmission Works Centre in Birnin Kebbi last night.

Transmission centre in fire. Source: X.

“Our counterparts from TCN are assessing the extent of damage with a view to commence necessary repair works. We deeply sympathise with the management and staff of TCN over the unfortunate development.

“We regret all inconveniences which the unintended service disruption has caused our customers.”

Nigeria witnessed a temporary blackout caused by the collapse of the national grid on Thursday. Power supply was restored after some hours by the TCN.

Published 15th Sep, 2023

By Sodeeq Atanda


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