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Prevent total collapse of power supply to Yenagoa, Reps task TCN

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 13, asked the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to immediately intervene and prevent a complete collapse of power distribution and transmission in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital. 

Adopting a motion by Oboku Abonsizibe Oforji (PDP, Bayelsa), the House asked the TCN to resuscitate the power transmission substation in Yenagoa. 

He informed the House that on 23rd of September 2023, the 132/33KV Transmission Substation serving Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital and its environs was gutted by fire, throwing Yenagoa in total darkness.

He said the state has been struggling to use only a feeder to supply five feeders, adding that the operational feeder is getting weak and, if urgent steps are not taken, the feeder will collapse. 

He said the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company has been carrying out remedial services to avert the collapse of the weak operational feeder. 

Also, the House asked the Federal Ministry of Works and Federal Roads Maintenance Agency to rehabilitate the Akunu/Ayere/Kabba road and rejig security architecture in the Area. 

The House also the Service Chiefs to deploy patrol Military personnel to the Akunu/Ayere/Kabba Road and for the Inspector General of Police to establish a divisional police station in the Akunnu Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency of Ondo State. 

Adopting a motion by Ifeoluwa Ehindero (APC, Ondo) said the Akunu/Ayere/Kabba road is in severe disrepair, with potholes potential for kidnapping and criminal activities, causing frustration among motorists and users. 

He said that between 2023 and 2024, many Nigerians have been killed by bandits on the road, adding that on February 9, 2024, a bandit ambushed and shot an 18-seater bus from Lagos to Abuja, killing the driver, abducting all passengers, and leaving a 5-year-old girl in shock. 

He said the insecurity situation in this axis has affected the socio- economic activities in the area and neighbouring towns and communities. 

Source:The nation