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Ikeja Electric has said customers will experience outage for over 10hrs daily from October 11. Saying the decision was to upgrade the capacity for improvement of power supply.
This contained in a statement issued on Tuesday that the customers would experience outage not blackout as earlier reported by the media.
The statement reads: Ikeja Electric had announced the outage resulting from the upgrade of the 132kv lines embarked upon by TCN, is not total blackout as misrepresented by some online blogs but will happen between 8am and 6pm.
Power supply will be restored to customers between 6pm and 8am for the duration of the upgrade.
The upgrade is aimed at expanding the conductor capacity and ultimately improving power supply to customers.
The upgrade will affect customers within Alausa, Oregun, Anifowoshe, Ojodu, Magodo, Omole Phase 1, Oba Akran, Oke-Ira and parts of Ikeja GRA, the statement concluded.
Recall, Mr Olajide Kumapayi, Chief Technical Officer, Ikeja Electric, revealed that some of 132K lines installed over 50 years ago had become obsolete and degraded due to time and usage.
According to him, areas that will be affected by this stage of the project include Oregun, Police Training College, Oba Akran, Oke Ira, Ogba, Magodo , Anifowoshe and Omole Phase One. Adding that the TCN would also move to Alimosho and Agege axis during the next stage.