Speaking yesterday at Oku Iboku in Itu local government area, of Akwa Ibom State where the Tower is situated, the Executive Director of Transmission Service Provider, TCN, Engr. Victor Adewumi, assured that the completion would not take more than one week.
Adewumi explained that they were in the state to assess the progress of work and appealed to affected areas especially Cross River and Akwa Ibom states to exercise patience with them as they didn’t know the repairs would take longer to complete.
“And we thought cranes will do the job ,to lift up the conductor, unfortunately the boom couldn’t reach the top of the grid. So we went to the normal way of lowering the wire to the tension tower. So we are here to see the progress of work.
“We’re appealing to the people of Cross River and Akwa Ibom states to exercise patience, we’re doing everything within our power to make sure that the Tower is completed soon. The contractor is complaining that they’re putting pressure on him.
“Of course, there is blackout in the whole of Calabar. Everybody is waiting for the grid to come back to normal. But we want to tell the whole world that we are not sleeping”