TCN to deploy drones to monitor transmission infrastructure

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Managing Director, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said on Wednesday that drones will be deployed to check vandalism of transmission lines and equipment in the country,  Spark reports.

He said; “We still have issues of vandalism and as a company, we have gone to the extent of proposing the use of modern technologies, to help us monitor and know the status of our lines, who is interfering with our lines? We have just considered in our last tender board meeting, the use of drones to ply our lines, where we feel there are issues of vandalism.”

“That is a technology we are going ahead with and we believe it will help to alert us on any possible case of vandalism that is likely to happen to our lines. We are also looking forward to the cooperation of the National Assembly so that they can promulgate laws to deal with vandalism of critical infrastructures, I know that is being contemplated,” he added.