23 July 2013, Lagos – The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company says the load-shedding at Ikeja GRA, Opebi, General Hospital, Medical Road, Computer Village and environs, was due to an underground cable fault between the company’s transmission station at Maryland and the injection substation at Police Training College, Ikeja.
A statement from the company’s Assistant General Manager (Public Affairs), Pekun Adeyanju , said the management apologised to the customers in the affected areas explaining that the load-shedding is being carried out in order to avoid total blackout.
“The load-shedding is in order to avoid total blackout in those areas before we finish clearing the fault. The management has decided to back-feed the affected areas through Ogba transmission station,” he said.
However, the management has decided to go on overhead construction for easy clearing of fault because of the illegal structures on the underground cables, which has not been allowing easy access to clearing of faults.
Adeyanju said: “The new overhead construction work has commenced and will be commissioned in the next few days. We regret all inconveniences being experienced by the affected customers and we assure that power supply will soon be normalised”.
– The Nation