The Nigerian Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has announced that its planned power outage programme will affect some residents of Lagos metropolis for five weeks.

The company explained that the planned outage is meant to enable the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to carry out routine maintenance work on some its vital facilities servicing the area.

Eko Disco’s general manager, corporate communications, Godwin Idemudia made the announcement on Tuesday.

According to Idemudia, the outage which is scheduled to take place every Tuesday and Thursday for the next five weeks will last for four hours on each day of the maintenance work.

The areas that will be affected by the planned power outage include Lagos Island, Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Lekki, Ajah, Ibeju and their environs.

Steps to minimise effect of the planned outage

The power distributor further added that in order to minimise the effect of the planned outage on the company’s customers, back-feeding arrangements have been put in place from Ijora Transmission station to Alagbon Transmission Station.

Idemudia said this procedure will enable customers in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lagos Island to receive reasonable power supply.

He appealed to all residents that would be affected by the outage to kindly bear with the situation adding that the maintenance work would lead to better services to all customers.

 

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