Why There Was Blackout At Lagos Airport -FAAN

Minister Of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), on Saturday, said that the blackout suffered at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos was as a result of wind that destroyed one of the feeders supplying power to the airport.

Recall that scores of passengers were on Saturday stranded at the MMIA after power outage hit a section of the airport. It was learnt that the departure lounge of the International Airport, Lagos, was the most affected on Saturday.

However, in a statement made available to BUSINESSinsiderng, the acting general manager, Corporate Affairs, Faithful Hope-Ivbaze, she said, normalcy has been restored at the affected area.

Hope-Ivbaze, who apologied to passenger 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 2315hours 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.”

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