The Management of Eko Electricity Distribution Plc, EKEDP, has announced that there will be an interruption in power supply (power outage) to some areas within its network on December 29 for routine maintenance.
The company’s General Manager, Communication, Godwin Idemudia, made this announcement in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.
Mr. Idemudia said that the power outage would occur between the hours of 10 am in the morning and 2 pm in the afternoon, adding that the planned power outage was occasioned by routine maintenance work to be carried out on Ijora-Alagbon 132kv line.
According to him, areas to be affected by the outage are Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Obalende, Banana Island and Lagos Island.
The EKEDC spokesman said that the routine maintenance to be carried out was for better efficiency of power facilities so as to enhance improved service delivery to the company’s customers.
He appealed to customers to bear with the company for the inconvenience the outage might cause, adding that power supply would be restored immediately the maintenance work was concluded.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, said the Federal Government will embark on building of nuclear plants and careful application of nuclear energy to meet the needs of the country.
Onu noted that nuclear energy would bridge the energy gap needed to enhance agriculture, advance health, improve education and boost manufacturing in the country.
The Minister, said the country chose the Russian state nuclear corporation was because of its essential experience in nuclear technology.
According to him, Rosatom will prepare the agreement on the construction of a nuclear power plant in the country and the country would in turn, prepare an agreement on the development of the project which would determine further steps on the construction of the nuclear power plant.