According to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, (TCN) Lagos Region, most parts of the state will experience blackout between 10am and 1pm today Monday, July 18, 2016.
It was learnt that these areas are the strategic places in the state which include, Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Alagbon, Apapa, Ijora, Surulere, Itire, Oshodi, Mushin, the Nigerian Airforce Base, Shogunle and some others places.
Speaking on the disruption of electricity, the company said that it is as a result of the negligence of lack of maintenance on the Akangba 132KV transmission substation.
The Public Relations Officer of TCN, Lagos Region, Mrs. Celestina Osin, said in the statement released on Sunday that,
“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.”
So all residents affected should exercise patience for the issue to be sorted out once and for all.