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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Power outage has been restored at the Murtala Mohammed airport, Lagos

The Federal airport authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has restored power at the Murtala Mohammed airport, Lagos following the two days of power outage which disrupted flight operations at the international airport.
The general manager, public relations, Yakubu Fati, says repairs have been carried out on the damaged electricity facility.
According to him:

“There was a power outage from the PHCN and the airport has continued to rely on our independent power supply.

However, when power was restored, the surge adversely affected the K16 transformer that serves the Air-bridges and rendered them unserviceable.

This has adversely affected operations of departing flights. The heavy rainfall has further delayed attempts by our electrical engineers to effect repairs immediately,” he said.

However, FAAN had apologised to passengers, airlines and the general public for the inconvenience caused by the development.

The authority said that efforts were being made to find a lasting solution to it.

NAN gathered that as a result of this development at the nation’s busiest airport, passengers that were either boarding or disembarking aircraft now use the ramps rather than the tarmac fingers.

As at Saturday, August 27, the disruption necessitated by the power failure affected international flights operated by KLM/Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa and South Africa Airways.

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