From ISRAEL LAR, Abuja

Plateau State Government has assured the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN that the state was ever ready to provide whatever is required to achieve the desired power supply in the state.

Governor Simon Bako Lalong made the revelation Tuesday when he visited headquarters of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Abuja, to seek areas of collaboration towards improving power supply in Plateau state and beyond.

The Governor while thanking the company for its earlier effort towards providing power supply in Plateau said he was at the headquarters not only to table power problems of the state but the entire North Central power supply problems.

He said although the problem of power supply in the state precedes his coming into office, his administration was able to tackle the Foron problems, while the Makera problems came up, stressing that the Plateau State Government  was ever ready to tackle it so as to improve the quality of power supply within the state.

Gov. Lalong said on assumption of office in 2015, he came with the passion to tackle power supply in the state, but was quick apologized for coming late to discuss the problem of power supply in his state.

He called on the management of the company to do all it could to tackle the power problems the state was experiencing so that development and commerce would thrive not only in Plateau state but the entire North Central region.

Earlier in his remarks, the Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Usman Gur Mohammed while thanking the Governor for the visit, promised to provide the needed cooperation so as to improve the power supply needs of the state and that of the entire North Central zone, with the assurance that the problems would be solved.

He promised to partner with the Governor to tackle the power supply line up to Langtang and Wase to Bauchi now that peace has returned to the state through the effort of the governor.

The Managing Director however pledged to secure the lines between Jos to Kaduna towards its upliftment, saying that with the privatization done in 2010, there was the need for capitalization of transmission companies towards total power supply improvement with commensurate investment, but decried how banks gave the companies short term funds for long term investment which has brought about the power supply problems in the country.


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