Despite challenges posed by the spread of coronavirus, employees of the Transmission Company of Nigeria branch of the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies on Sunday vowed to sustain the evacuation of electricity.

In a report from Punch, the President, TCN Branch of SSAEAC, Abidemi Dairo said, the management of the transmission company has been proactive since the outbreak of the virus by ensuring the protection of workers.

This information was revealed by Dairo, while speaking on the failure of the national body of SSAEAC to release the N25m check-off dues that was meant for the association’s branch at the TCN.

He stated that the TCN workers on essential duty had sustained the wheeling of electricity across the country to ensure Nigerians got supply, as latest industry report showed that transmission infrastructure did not hinder power generation.

The report stated that on March 27, 2020, due to unavailability of gas, “4,144.5 megawatts (of electricity) was not generated.

“Zero megawatt was generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructure, while 211.1MW was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructure.”

On disbursement of cash, the non-payment of the check-off dues of the TCN workers by the national body of SSAEAC was described  by Dairo as illegal.