Lagos Flood: Power cut announced in Ikoyi, Victoria Island, others

Flooded streets of Lagos as seen on Twitter.
Flooded streets of Lagos as seen on Twitter.

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, on Sunday announced that there would be power outage in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and its environs as the company’s injection substations and equipment submerged in the flood.

Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the company was having challenges in almost all its injection substations as a result of the flood from heavy rains on Saturday.

According to Mr. Idemudia, some of EKEDC transformers in the areas have been submerged.

The general manager said that the management of the company had directed that transmission be ‘deloaded’ in the affected areas for safety.

He said that the injection substations affected by the flood included Lekki Transmission Station, Agungi, Lekki, Ademola and Anifowoshe.

“Victoria Garden City, Water Front, Maroko and Oniru Injection Stations are completely out.

“We need to look at the extent of the effect of the flood on our equipment.

“However, we are presently working round the clock to restore supply to our esteemed customers,” he said.

Mr. Idemudia appealed to the customers to show understanding over the inconvenience the outage had caused.

(NAN)


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  • Jideofor

    Lagos is no where near a major city as far as the world is concerned. I don’t know what the fuss is all about from these Yorubas about their Lagos that seems to be a luxurious garbage. Which major city in the world gets flooded like this cause in New York,Amsterdam, London etc they all have underground drainage systems but Lagos is typically built by Yorubas all mouth and total rubbish!!!! Eko o ni gba je o!!

    • aisha ani

      Eko Atlanic city.

    • Ashiru Oluwatosin

      @ Jideofor, Nigeria is still developing nation not developed like New York,Amsterdam, London.

  • omo56

    Results of unplanned and reckless growth

    Ikoyi and all GRA were planned to handle certain number of population , where one storey bungalow homes and beautiful lawns once stood, now havefour/five storey buildings.

    It used to be that when you entered GRA, any GRA, one felt as if he or she was on foreign soil. Now there are no longer significant differences between VI/Ikoyi and Shomolu (no slight intended for Shomolu)

    Zoning laws are flouted daily by the rich and powerful. They dreg and build at will. And now the rich and powerful are experiencing the same sufferings as the poor.

    They are reaping rewards of what they sowed and will continue to sow.