The Transmission Company of Nigeria, Lagos Region, has announced that many parts of the state will experience total blackout between 10am and 1pm today July 18th. According to a statement by the company’s Public Relations Officer, Celestina Osin, the blackout will occur while the technical team carries out an urgent maintenance work on the Akangba 132KV transmission substation.
Areas that will be affected include Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Alagbon, Apapa, Ijora, Surulere, Itire, Oshodi, Mushin; the Nigerian Airforce Base, Shogunle, and their environs. The statement in part reads
“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.
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.”