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Ikeja Electric announces 8-week power outage in some part of Lagos as it upgrade feeder

Ikeja Electric, one of Nigeria’s privately run power distribution companies said it will carry out an upgrade on one of its feeders, which will lead to electricity outage in some parts of Lagos and environ from October 11, 2021.

This mean, customers under the coverage within the areas being supply by the 132KVA conductors from Ogba to Ikeja may have to endure power outage for the next eight weeks.

The power outage, according to the DisCo will run from 8 am to 6 pm daily, begins on October 11.

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The Chief Technical Officer, Ikeja Electric (IE), Jide Kumapayi, who made this known in Lagos, said the company will use the period of power outage to carry out the upgrade to the 132KVA conductors from Ogba to Ikeja.

He listed areas to be affected to include Oregun axis; Police Training College axis; Anifowoshe; Ojodu; Oba Akran; Magodo; Omole Phase 1 and Oke-Ira, among others.

Many residents of these area are already coping with lack of adequate electricity supply as the company consistently embark on load shedding due to what it term weak infrastructure.

In many part of the same area, IE has effected tariff hike under the pretense that it has achieved 18 to 20 hours of power supply, but in most cases power supply are on the average of 8-10 hours in such areas.

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