Nigeria: TCN says Lagos to experience electricity cuts today

*Power transmission tower.

*Power transmission tower.

18 July 2016, Lagos — The Transmission Company of Nigeria, Lagos Region, yesterday announced that many parts of the state will experience blackout between 10am and 1pm today (Monday).

According to the TCN, the affected areas are Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Alagbon, Apapa, Ijora, Surulere, Itire, Oshodi, Mushin; the Nigerian Airforce Base, Shogunle, and their environs.

The company said in a statement on Sunday 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, said in the statement, “The reason for the planned outage is to enable the MBH contractor to 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. “We sincerely apologise for the short notice on the outage and regrets inconveniences this will cause all that will be affected.”

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