Kunle Kalejaye 25 July 2014, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Minister of Power Prof. Chinedu Nebo has recovered 284 containers of power equipment that had been abandoned at the Lagos ports for 11-years from the Nigerian Customs Services
The abandoned equipment were meant for delivery at various projects sites across the country and were meant specifically foe Abo, Nbese substation, Kano Hadejia transmission substation, Oba-Nnewi substation, Danbata substations, Omotosho, Egbin and Aja lines.
“These equipment which had been abandoned at various bounded terminals in Lagos since 2003, had been held since 7 to 11 years ago.
“We have inspected some of them, we wish to expressed our most profound gratitude to the Controller- General of Customs, and his staff for making it possible, seeing a day like this”.
Nebo said that virtually all the equipment which was ordered by PHCN was fully paid for, and brought into Nigeria and got abandoned.
“It is our goal to double the evacuation capacity of TCN. It is our expectation that by year 2020 TCN will have the capacity to evacuate 20,000 mega watts, which will be a huge development in the power sector,” he said.