Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has assured that a temporary measure will be put in place to restore electricity to Maiduguri, the state capital.
Zulum said his government will also collaborate with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) for a permanent solution to the blackout.
The governor stated this on Friday at a power site where insurgents destroyed transmission tower which disrupted power supply to Maiduguri and parts of Jere local government area.
The site is along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway.
His visit was to support the TCN and Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) to restore electricity to the state capital and its environs.
The recent attack on the transmission line was the third by the insurgents that threw the entire city into darkness.
The blackout which has lasted for more than one week has grounded many businesses that rely on electricity to operate.
On the governor’s visit to the site, are Engineers from the TCN supported by the officials from the state ministry of Housing and Energy, who have been working tirelessly to restore electricity to Maiduguri.
Zulum said, “You have seen the level of destruction. They used IED bomb to destroy the tower. We are here to see things for ourselves, insha Allah we will fast track the process of rehabilitating the damaged structures.”