TCN issues warning to Nigerians living under high tension lines

TCN issues warning to Nigerians living under high tension lines

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has appealed to citizens nationwide to remove structures under high tension lines to avert electrocution.

The Managing Director of TCN, Mr Usman Gur, said this in a chat with NAN in Kaduna on Monday.

More than 1,200 houses are under the high tension lines in Rigassa area of Kaduna city alone.

Gur had earlier inspected work for the installation of Mega Volt Amps (MVA) and Kilovolt Amps (KVA) transformers in Mando and Kakuri areas of the city.

He said building around high tension wires must be between 15m and 25m away from such facilities.

He said after the inauguration of the facilities in June, electricity supply would stabilise as energy transmission would be constant and the high tension lines would be busy.

He also said that the various expansion and upgrading of facilities would lead to more energy being transferred through the high tension lines and make it highly dangerous for people to build and live under them.

”Therefore, we are calling on those that have built under those lines to leave those houses because they are endangering their lives.

“If for any reason there is an accident and there is a snap, so many people will lose their lives.

“We are going to write to Kaduna State Government to help us remove those houses under the high tension,” he said.

Gur said the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, would inaugurate the two newly installed transformers on June 11.

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