Power Outage Grounds Lagos Airport
Nigeria’s epileptic power condition has reached epic proportion.
Wednesday night at Nigeria’s busiest airport, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, is one that some air travellers will never forget.
Power went off for more than an hour, grounding all activities in the airport.
Nobody was sure of what transpired but the airport’s engineers were said to have swung into action and restored the power supply after about an hour.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN has formally apologised to Nigerians over the power outage, but that was not the first time.
Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager (Corporate Communications) of FAAN, apologised on Thursday in Lagos with an explanation that the outage happened on Wednesday night.
Engineers from FAAN restored electricity to the terminal as passengers conducted their activities in the dark with some clutching to flash lights.
She explained that “a minor power interruption at the airport caused the disruption, but engineers swung into action’’ and that normalcy had returned.
“FAAN wishes to apologise to passengers, airlines and the general public for the inconvenience caused by this interruption.
“The authority is assuring airport users of safety and security at airports at all times,” she said.
She further explained that power problem at the Lagos Airport was caused by the construction work going on there.