Ikeja Electric urges customers to disregard report on blackout in Lagos

Ikeja Electric urges customers to disregard report on blackout in Lagos

By Solomon Asowata, Lagos.

 

Ikeja Electric has debunked reports that some customers under its network had been plunged into darkness.

 

Mr Felix Ofulue, Head of Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, who made the clarification in a statement on Monday in Lagos, described the information as misleading.

 

According to him, the company is carrying out maintenance of equipment, akin to the ones already completed in Alimosho and many other communities across its network.

 

He explained that Ikeja Electric was embarking on replacement of obsolete panels at the Igando Injection Substation, which was aimed at improving power supply to that area.

 

Ofulue noted that the exercise would last for 10 days and that only feeders under Igando, Obadore, Akesan and Egan would be affected, and not Alimosho or Lagos, as erroneously reported.

 

He reiterated the commitment of Ikeja Electric to improving the quality and availability of power supply across its network through replacement of obsolete equipment and revamping of infrastructure.

 

“It is noteworthy to mention that improvement in power supply has been evident in other locations where planned replacement of panels by Ikeja Electric has already taken place.

 

“More so, the proactive move by the company to replace the equipment is aimed at avoiding sudden breakdown.

 

“At Ikeja Electric, we are committed to improving services, in a bid to deliver better customer experience.

 

“The successes recorded so far, especially in areas where the similar projects were implemented, have been generating commendation from our customers,” he said.

 

Ofulue appealed for understanding of customers in Igando during the planned outage, which would take place from Sept. 6 to Sept. 15.

 

He assured them that they would enjoy improved power supply after the conclusion of the project.

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