04 February 2017, Lagos – Ikeja Electric, one of the two electricity distribution companies in Lagos, has said there will be a disruption of power supply to certain areas under its network for 30 days.
The company attributed the disruption to “planned outage resulting from the maintenance work being carried out by the Transmission Company of Nigeria on its transformers at the Ikeja West Transmission Station.”
According to a statement on Friday, the areas to be affected by the maintenance exercise, which will commence on Monday, March 6 and end on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, include Ojodu, Magodo, Alausa, Oke-Afa, Bolorunpelu, Egbe, Igando, Shasha, Ipaja, Alimosho, Agege, Egbeda and Abesan.
Others are Ayetoro, Abule-Taylor, Ogba, Ifako, Shomolu, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Ogudu, Isheri-Olowora, Berger, Anthony, Ota and environs.
The Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, Mr. Felix Ofulue, appealed to residents of the affected areas to bear with the company, while stressing the importance of the maintenance as a necessity for improved power supply and better service delivery.
He said a load-shedding programme to ensure equitable distribution of power supply to the affected areas had been put in place by the company.
Despite the reported increase in electricity generation to 4,000 megawatts in recent days, many households and businesses across the county have continued to experience blackouts.