Following the power outage that occurred at the departure lounge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Friday evening which threw that segment of the airport into darkness for many hours till the early hours of Saturday, April 2, 2022, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has pleaded to passengers for calm, promising that normalcy has been restored.
The outage according to FAAN was due to storm from heavy downpours on Friday evening, that later affected one of the power feeders.
Mrs Faithful Hope-ivbaze, FAAN Acting General Manager, Public Affairs, in a statement released on Saturday said that the outage occurred at about 11.15 p.m on April 1.
The FAAN’s spokesperson said that the authority’s engineers quickly discovered the fault and collaborated with the Ejigbo duty/area control office 0f the Power Holding Company of Nigeria to resolve the problem and restore normalcy to the affected area.
She said, “FAAN wishes to apologise to passengers and other airport users that witnessed a temporary power outage at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 23:15 hours yesterday, April 1, 2022.
“The outage, which was as a result of yesterday’s rain that came with very fierce winds and storms a natural occurrence, affected one of our feeders, and consequently resulted in the temporary disruption of power supply at the D wing of the airport.
“However, our engineers quickly discovered the fault, and liaised with the Ejigbo duty/area control office of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria and together resolved the problem.
“Normalcy has since been restored at the affected area.’’
An airport official, who would not like to have his name in print, disclosed that the power outage became evident due to faulty generator, which usually serve as back-up for emergency situations at the section of the airport. He noted that the management has been making efforts to fix the generating set to cover for the outage from the grid.