By Dorcas Jonah
A media consultant, Mr Ahmed Oyofo, has reiterated the commitment of the Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr Sule Abdulaziz’s to improved power supply in the country.
Oyofo who stated this at a news conference on Monday in Abuja, said that the MD had continued to drive changes and improved the sector amidst challenges.
He said his projects execution and delivery, stable grid management and human resources management, optimised personnel performance and productivity.
“He has equally enhanced capacity development by strategically investing in the training and retraining of staff to bridge skills gaps amongst others,” he said.
Oyofo said that TCN had faced sustained criticisms from social circles, particularly on the complexities of providing consistent electricity across the nation.
He said in order to counter these critiques, the commission embarked on in-site media tours, showcasing the operational difficulties in terrains ranging from rough landscapes to insurgency-prone areas.
“Managing the colossal responsibility of overseeing over 18,000km of high-voltage transmission lines, TCN grapples with maintaining infrastructures through disaster-prone zones.
“The necessity of non-conventional methods, such as “special procurement procedures,” is underscored to ensure effective monitoring of the vast network.
“As TCN strives to keep the nation illuminated, policy makers face the challenge of balancing political considerations with the realities of managing such an extensive operation,” he said.
Oyofo said the recent signing of a “Service Level Agreement” with Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) signals a commitment to zero tolerance for outages, streamlining emergency repairs without delays. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Constance Athekame/Joseph Edeh