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PHCN serves Lagos notice of 4-days power outage

06 April 2013, Lagos – MANAGEMENT of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EDC, has announced a four-day power interruption of electricity supply to parts of Lagos owing to maintenance purposes.

The interruption, beginning Friday April 5 to Monday, April 8, will affect mostly Lekki Phase I, VGC, Maroko, Victoria Island, UPDC Estate, Chevron Estate, NICON Town Estate, Victoria Island and other adjoining areas.

The planned power outage, according to the management, is to enable it carry out major maintenance works on two 11kv feeders for the purpose of getting them ready for evacuation of power from the newly-installed 100MVA 132/33KV power transformer at Ajah Transmission Station, and the replacement of obsolete 11kv switch gears at Akoka injection sub-station.

A statement released by the Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs of the Company, Mr. Godwin Idemudia, disclosed that the work at Akoka would affect Akoka, Yaba, Sabo and environs.

On completion of the maintenance and system upgrading work in the two stations, Mr. Idemudia said there will be tremendous improvement in electricity supply to all the affected areas.

He appealed to customers in the affected areas to bear with the company, adding that all inconveniences to be caused by the planned outage are regrettable.

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