Power Restored At Lagos Airport After Two Days Blackout

Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

Power has been restored at the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, after a power surge caused an outage for two days.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reported that the outage on Saturday and Sunday affected international operations of airlines flying in and out of the airport.

Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Public Affairs of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, confirmed the development to the media.

“There was a power outage from the PHCN and the airport has continued to rely on our independent power supply,” he said.

“However, when power was restored, the surge adversely affected the K16 transformer that serves the Air-bridges and rendered them unserviceable.

“This has adversely affected operations of departing flights.

“The heavy rainfall has further delayed attempts by our electrical engineers to effect repairs immediately,” Dati added.



    He apologised to passengers, airlines and the general public for the inconvenience caused by the development.

    He said efforts are on to find a lasting solution to it

    NAN also reported that passengers that were either boarding or disembarking aircraft now use the ramps rather than the tarmac fingers, as a result of the power failure.

    A source close to one of the airlines told NAN that passengers on international flights operated by Arik Air, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Air Maroc also used the ramp.

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