Ikoyi, Victoria Island In Darkness After Flood
Block drains and indiscriminate dumping of refuse by residents has caused severe cases of flooding.
Residents of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in Lagos State have been thrown into darkness after flood on Saturday took over roads and power companies equipment in the area.
Injection substations and equipment were submerged in the flood that got some residents trapped in their homes.
On Sunday, the management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) announced that there would be power outage in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and its environs, as it battles to save its equipment.
The General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, told newsmen in Lagos that some of EKEDC transformers in the area have been submerged.
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.
Idemudia appealed to the customers to show understanding over the inconvenience the outage had caused.
The flood in the area on Saturday was a major issue of discussion on Saturday, with some social network users saying the flood was part of the big challenges that come to big people.
The area is seen as an expensive location to live and it now presents the challenge of flooding as part of the price paid.
Some others attributed the flood to Lagos resident’s carelessness in the way they dispose waste.