Blackout: Restore electricity supply in Yenagoa – Reps charge TCN


The House of Representatives has urgently charged the Transmission Company of Nigeria to restore power in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, amid the persistent drop in electricity supply.

The resolution of the House followed the adoption of a motion titled, “Call to renew the power transmission sub-station in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, moved by member request Yenagoa/Kolokuma/Opokuma Federal Constituency, Bayelsa State, Mr Obuku Oforji.

Leading the debate on the floor of the House during plenary on Wednesday, Oforji recalled that “On September 23, 2023, the 132/33KV transmission sub-station serving Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital and its environs was gutted by fire, throwing Yenagoa in total darkness. Subsequently, the State has been struggling to use only a feeder to supply five feeders.

He added that the operational feeder is weakening, stressing that “If urgent steps are not taken, the feeder will collapse.”

Cognizant that the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company has been carrying out remedial services to avert the collapse of the weak operational feeder, the House, with Speaker Abbas Tajudeen presiding, urged TCN to swiftly intervene “To prevent the complete collapse of power distribution and transmission in Yenagoa.”

It also mandated the Committee on Power to ensure Compliance

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