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Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by zakim(m): 7:07pm On Feb 05
Some residents of Oyo, Osun and Ogun states in the southwestern states are experiencing partial blackout as a multi-million giant transformer belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), at Ayede in Akinyemi area, Ring Road, Ibadan gutted fire on Wednesday morning. It was gathered that the T1B 150 Mega-volt Arm (MVA) 330KVA transformer services some parts of Ibadan and Iseyin in Oyo state, Iwo in Osun State as well as Shagamu and Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State respectively.

The inferno, according to a witness, destroyed some very expensive cables that were attached to the transformer. Speaking with reporters after the fire incident, the Chief Operating Officer of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Mr. John Ayodele, said Oyo state would be majorly affected by the blackout. He appealed to the customers of IBEDC to exercise patience with the distribution company and the TCN, as assiduous work would be done to resolve the development as soon as possible, saying, however, that the restoration of power supply might not be immediate.

“It takes time to actually move in to say this is what has happened, and take preventive measures so that we don’t have reoccurrence again. This is the main station that is feeding everywhere between Oyo State and parts of Ogun State. But majorly, it is going to affect Oyo State and parts of Ogun towards Shagamu and Ijebu-Ode.

“This is a TCN station, and I came here because it is affecting us. Right now, we cannot talk about what caused it and what did not cause it. I think the first line of defence is to make sure that the fire is out, so that it does not affect other transformers. “I used this opportunity to thank the NNPC Fire Service because it was when they came here that they actually put the fire under control. All others were just putting ordinary water, and ordinary water cannot help to solve electrical problem, coupled with oil, that has splashed and burning.

“So, for now, this transformer is part of the four transformers that is being used between Oyo State and Ogun State, especially Shagamu area and its environs. “But when the fire is down and we are sure there is no fire, I am sure TCN will commence investigation as to why and the causes of the incident. But for now, it is indeterminable because what we need now is just to make sure that the fire is put under control,” he said. In his remark, Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP Olukolu, told newsmen that: “Nobody prays for fire anywhere for whatever reason, except for domestic use.

“The essence of security agencies being around is to ensure that lives and property are protected. This is a Federal Government facility and looking at the environment, the cost and values of the items in this place as well as the use, it entails that we must ensure that we collectively and together secure the place.”

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/fire-guts-tcn-substation-throws-oyo-ogun-osun-into-blackout.html

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by Officialgarri: 7:19pm On Feb 05
Was there light even when the TCN didn't get burnt?

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by ThiagoKid(m): 7:22pm On Feb 05
It seems it's affecting lagos too oo

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by BeautifulDemon(f): 7:22pm On Feb 05
Officialgarri:
Was there light even when the TCN didn't get burnt?

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by alsudaes1(m): 7:29pm On Feb 05
undecided

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by Onlinealaba(m): 7:29pm On Feb 05
I could remember when fire gutted some heavy transformers at oshogbo TCN substation..some parts of Kwara south experienced total blackout for weeks before it was connected to ganmo grid..those affected should take heart and get a generator cry
we sell Smart TVs and sound bar

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by naijazee2: 7:29pm On Feb 05
Haaaaa Naija here we come cool shocked shocked shocked
Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by igbokwenu90: 7:29pm On Feb 05
angry Na everything dey Catch FIRE for dis country ni ?

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by Witchersunited: 7:29pm On Feb 05
Buy your candles
Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by Itopa10(m): 7:29pm On Feb 05
god help us
Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by Jack500: 7:29pm On Feb 05
A
Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by roqrules04(m): 7:30pm On Feb 05
Fire everywhere in the country

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by GogobiriLalas: 7:30pm On Feb 05
Sege ka Boko haram Miyetti Allah ISWAP Hisbah Herdsmen 1, Amotekun 0
Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by ybalogs(m): 7:30pm On Feb 05
Damn!!! Even Osun?? Ibadan's own is normal though.
Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by miteolu(m): 7:31pm On Feb 05
The electricity they don't intend to distribute before

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by ybalogs(m): 7:31pm On Feb 05
okpalaAnambra:
Cursed Afonja
Must you always display your stupidity? Grow up please.

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by Sijo01(f): 7:31pm On Feb 05
Now they've reasons not to give light again embarassed

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by ybalogs(m): 7:31pm On Feb 05
grin
miteolu:
The electricity they don't intend to distribute before
angry grin. Abi

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by ybalogs(m): 7:32pm On Feb 05
roqrules04:
Fire everywhere in the country
May God help us.
Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by Adamsonian1993(m): 7:33pm On Feb 05
Our laundry business don suffer

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by Offpoint: 7:34pm On Feb 05
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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by GEOANDSONS: 7:34pm On Feb 05
Officialgarri:
Was there light even when the TCN didn't get burnt?
Sijo01:
Now they've reasons not to give light again embarassed
These posts sweet crying head boy grin

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by adebayo3449(m): 7:35pm On Feb 05
cool
Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by Felajack: 7:35pm On Feb 05
If I should say what's on my mind I am almost certain my ban on nairaland will be forever

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by Perfecttouchade: 7:36pm On Feb 05
As if regular power supply dey dey for Ogun state before cheesy
Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by Bibidear(f): 7:37pm On Feb 05
there is light in my area....

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Re: Fire Guts TCN Substation, Throws Oyo, Ogun, Osun Into Blackout by antirozz(f): 7:39pm On Feb 05
And Lagos is being affected too... Ndi uchu

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