The outbreak of fire at Kofar Dan’agundi transmission station in Kano on Thursday has plunged most parts of the state in darkness, NAN reports.
According to the Head, Corporate Communications, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Mr San Bala-Sani, the affected transformer supplied power to the central part of Kano metropolis.
Bala-Sani also revealed that a 60 MVA transformer in the station went with the flames.
Most part of Kano will be in darkness until the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) comes to rescue, according to reports.
“It is the responsibility of Transmission Company of Nigeria ( TCN ) to either repair the burnt transformer or replace it with another one,” Bala-Sani said.
The head, however, noted that actions are being taken to temporarily salvage the situation.
“This will serve as an interim measure because all the affected areas will be on load shedding,” he said.
He appealed to TCN to repair the transformer in good time to save the company ( KEDCO ) from losing revenue from its customers in the city.
Bala-Sani said the appeal was necessary, recalling that the Kumbotso transmission substation which was also gutted by fire about two years ago had yet to be fixed.
“We have a similar problem at Kumbotso transmission substation which was gutted by fire about two years ago, but has yet to be repaired,” Sani added.
The socio-economic activities around Dan’agundi have also been paralysed in the commercial city as a result of the incident.