Lekki, Ajah and Alagbon Residents Get Ready For Blackout on Thursday


Lekki, Ajah and part of Alagbon residents in Lagos state have been called on by Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) to prepare for a three-hour power outage on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

EKEDC’s management said that the outage was to enable the maintenance crew replace the weak aluminium conductor down dropper between the line and capacitor voltage transformer at Ajah T.S.

The company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, made this known in a statement on Sunday.


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Idemudia said that the company had been briefed by Mustapha Raji, an Engineer from Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Ajah Sub-Region.

The statement reads;

“Kindly note that on Thursday, December 8, between 10.00 – 13.00hrs, there will be an outage on 330kV Egbin – Aja Line 3.

“This is to enable maintenance crew to replace the weak aluminum conductor down dropper between the line and the capacitor voltage transformer at Aja T.S.

“With this outage, Aja, Lekki and part of Alagbon T.S. will be affected.

“EKEDC highly regrets any inconvenience caused by this three-hour outage.”

On Saturday, 03 December, EKEDC’s management apologized to customers for the continuous shortage of electricity supply caused by shortage on a drastic reduction in the amount of electricity coming to EKEDC from the national grid.

Godwin Idemudia, in a statement, said the company could only distribute what was allocated to it from the national grid while disclosing that the outage had led to vandalism of cables and transformers by unscrupulous elements.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) appealed to all its customers to bear with it, saying it highly regrets any inconveniences caused by the prolonged blackout.

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The company also called on consumers within the network to be vigilant to stem the spate of cable theft and transformers vandalism.