The minister of Power, Works and Housing, Raji Fashola, on Thursday, said that the ministry recovered 690 out of 800 containers of electricity equipment abandoned at the port for 10 years by previous administrations.
Fashola said this at the commissioning of 2×100MVA – 132/33kv power transformers at Ejigbo Transmission Substation in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ejigbo Transmission Substation was commissioned in 1970 with an installed capacity 60MVA, comprising two number of 30MVA 132/33kv transformers.
August 2017, the capacity of the station was increased to 120MVA with the addition of a 60MVA transformer.
Fashola said that the present administration inherited 800 containers for power equipment left in the port.
President Muhammadu Buhari gave us the approval to use it and we have recovered 690.
“This is part of the equipment you are seeing going into substations that Transmission Company of Nigeria’s engineers used to increase substation’s capacity.
“With this expansion, the additional feeders will serve communities like Ejigbo, Idimu, Oke-Afa, Egbe, Shasha.
“Also, Murtala Airport will also see improved power services,” he said.
Fashola said that transmission expansion work was going on in 90 locations across the country.
Mr Usman Mohammed, Chief Executive Officer of TCN, said the project was funded by the World bank through TCN Project Management Unit.