Many parts of Lagos state will today, July 18th, experience blackout between 10am and 1pm, says the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Lagos Region.
TCN dislcoses that the affected areas are Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Alagbon, Apapa, Ijora, Surulere, Itire, Oshodi, Mushin; the Nigerian Airforce Base, Shogunle, and their environs.
In a statement on Sunday, the company said that the disruption of electricity supply to customers in these locations was a result of the need to carry out an urgent maintenance work on the Akangba 132KV transmission substation.
The Public Relations Officer, TCN, Lagos Region, Mrs. Celestina Osin, explains in the statement;
“The reason for the planned outage is to enable the MBH Contractor carry out a very important repair work on the Itire 132KV Transmission Line 1 and the Ojo 132KV Transmission Line 2 from which the areas are fed electricity for better service to them.”
“During the period the outage will last, the 4X90 MVA power transformers and another 150MVA power transformer will be out of service at the Akangba 132KV substation in order to provide a safe working space for the workers. We promise to restore supply to all the affected areas as soon as the work is concluded.”
The TCN apologized sincerely for the short notice on the outage and regrets inconveniences this will cause all affected.
Meanwhile, the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) last week called on the Federal Government to probe the poor management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) under Manitoba Hydro International Nigeria Limited (MHINL).
SSAEAC President Chris Okonkwo said there has not been any improvement in power since MHINL took charge four years ago, stating that corruption and politicization of the power sector have compounded the operational processes of TCN.