The Transmission Company of Nigeria has awarded contract for the construction of two 330KVA power towers in Yobe to end blackout in the state. (TCN)

This is contained in a statement by the Secretary to the Yobe State Government, Alhaji Baba Wali, in Damaturu on Saturday.

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents vandalised two power towers conveying electricity from Gombe to Yobe and Borno.

The incident which occurred at Kasesa area of Damaturu on Thursday left residents of Yobe and Borno in blackout.

Wali said Governor Mai Mala Buni had directed the Yola Electricity Distribution Company and the state’s electrification agency to seek alternative means of providing electricity to Damaturu.

“Buni has directed the Rural Electrification Board (REB) and YEDC to restore 33KV line from Potiskum to Damaturu with immediate effect,” he said.

The SSG, therefore, urged members of the public to exercise patience as the government was doing everything possible to address the challenge.

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