May 21, 2024
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Nigeria’s TCN Debunks Nationwide Blackout

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has debunked a media report suggesting an imminent national blackout amid the commencement of a nationwide indefinite strike by workers on Tuesday.

In a statement signed by its management and shared on its X account on Tuesday, TCN stressed that the assertion made by an online news outlet, alleging that the Head of Public Affairs of TCN predicted a national blackout, is inaccurate and misleading.

It said the country’s power grid remained intact, continuously providing substantial electricity to distribution load centres across the nation.

“The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby states that the publication by Daily Post alleging that the Head of Public Affairs of TCN said that there will be a national blackout is false and totally misleading.

“The statement is mischievous and baseless as TCN, through the Public Affairs Head, did not make such a statement.

“We hereby note that the nation’s grid is intact and supplying bulk electricity to distribution load centres nationwide.

“As of when issuing this statement, the TCN National Control Centre Osogbo which controls bulk power transmission nationwide, is actively operational,” the statement partly read.

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