In the past few months, the sound of electricity generating sets has reduced in some areas of Lagos and the people were getting excited that power issues were gradually becoming a thing of the past. 

Now, the World Cup has started and everything has changed to its old state. 

Nigeria will file out against Croatia on Saturday evening, but many Lagos residents may need to dust their electricity generating sets and fuel them to watch the Super Eagles' first game in Russia. 

Some will have to rely on viewing centres and some bars to see the game. 

This is because there have been blackout Since Friday morning in some areas.

It is a sad situation for many, but the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has an explanation for the development.

First, the EKEDC is apologising over the power outage which it claimed occurred in the morning on Saturday at its distribution network.

it further said it was a fault in the Heavy Load Circuit.

Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Corporate Communications Unit of EKEDC in a statement in Lagos said that arrangements were on to restore power to the affected network.

According to information from National Control Centre (NCC) Osogbo, which is responsible for all Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) monitoring, the outage was not due to system collapse, Idemudia said.

The NCC had explained that the outage was because there was a fault on one of the Heavy Load Circuits.

The general manager said that efforts were on to rectify the fault.

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“Presently, supply is now restored to Agbara and Ojo for station services, while there is no supply at Ajah and Akangba transmission substations yet,” he said.

An assurance he gave to the affected customers is that power supply would be restored any moment the engineers were through with the repairs.

Idemudia also apologised for the inconvenience that the outage would have caused customers within the network.

In few hours the Super Eagles will take on Croatia in their first game of the 2018 World Cup and without light, some residents of Lagos will have to rely on their generators.  

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