Lekki, VGC, Victoria Island, Akoka, other areas gear up for 4-day power outage


by Isi Esene

Many residents of Lekki Phase I, VGC, Maroko, Victoria Island, UPDC Estate, Chevron Estate, NICON Town Estate, Victoria Island and other adjoining areas might have to solely rely on alternative power supply over the weekend as the management of the Power Holding Company, Eko Distribution Area has announced an expected interruption in power supply.

The power interruption which is expected to take place from Friday, April 5 till Monday, April 8, is to allow for maintenance work on PHCN facilities in the area.

According to reports, the planned power outage was to enable it carry out major maintenance works on two 11KV feeders for the purpose of getting them ready for evacuation of power from the newly-installed 100MVA 132/33KV power transformer at Ajah Transmission Station and replacement of obsolete 11KV switch gears at Akoka injection sub-station.

Godwin Idemudia, the Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs of the Company said in a statement released yesterday that the work at Akoka would affect Akoka, Yaba, Sabo and environs.

Mr. Idemudia assured the reesiddents of the area of an improvement in the supply of power as soon as the maintenance work is concluded.

He appealed to customers in the affected areas to bear with the company, adding that all inconveniences to be caused by the planned outage were regretted.

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