A truck crashed into the equipment of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Lagos region, on Saturday at the junction of new Oko-Oba Road, Abule-Egba, cutting off power supply to Ikeja Industrial Estate and Agege.
According to a statement by Mrs. Celestina Oshin, the TCN Manager, Public Affairs, the accident resulted in the cutting off of the Ota-Ogba 132KVA Transmission Line, ruptured the cross arm of Transmission Tower No. 19 located at Abule-Taylor.
“A team of TCN engineers have already been mobilised to the site to commence repair works, which will last four weeks and cost some millions of Naira.
“The damaged cross arm on the tower will be repaired and five spans of aluminium conductor (line) will be replaced from Transmission Tower 16 to Transmission Tower 19,” it said.
The statement said that customers in the affected areas would be connected to another source.
It urged motorists to drive carefully to reduce such incidence, saying that the money that would be spent to repair the damaged equipment could have been used to improve electricity supply to the areas.