•By Adisa Omogbolahan, Ibadan
Electricity supply has been restored to Ibadan, Ijebu-Ode, Sagamu, Iseyin and parts of Iwo and Ejigbo as the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) as the fire outbreak at the Transition Company of Nigeria (TCN) sub-station at Ayede in Ibadan has been contained.
The Gazelle News.com can report that the fire outbreak at the sub-station led to total power outage at the above cities and communities on Wednesday, 5 February, 2020.
Concerted efforts by the managements of TCN and IBEDC led to the fire outbreak being contained, which subsequently led to restoration of power.
IBEDC expressed appreciation to its customers at the affected communities for their patience and understanding during the power outage.
The company’s acting Chief Technical Officer, Engr. Felix Abiodun said the affected transmission sub-station supplies power to a sizeable area of IBEDC’s franchise.
He also praised TCN and IBEDC’s engineers for their prompt response in restoring bulk supply.
According to the TCN spokesperson, a TCN’S 150 MVA,330/132/33
KV power transformer caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday, 5 February, 2020.
However, the fire was contained few hours later, The Gazelle News.com learnt.