Nigerian city of Lagos will experience a blackout today, Monday, July 18, 2016, according to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Lagos region.
The blackout is expected to occur in many parts of the state between 10am and 1pm.
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, July 17, 2016, 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 reason for the planned outage is to enable the MBH Contractor 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,” said Celestina Osin, public relations officer, TCN, Lagos Region.
“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,” she concluded.