FAAN restores power at Lagos airport, apologises to airlines, others

The management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has restored power to the airport, following last Saturday’s power outage that crippled activities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

A statement issued by FAAN’s spokesman, Yakubu Dati, yesterday read, “The management of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wish to inform the general public that power has been fully restored at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos, shortly after a power outage.”

The statement which also explained the cause of the blackout further stated “A power surge from the power company at about 8:56pm on Saturday 27th August, adversely affected the k16 transformer that serves the E-Wing Air-bridges and rendered them unserviceable. This affected operation of some departing flights, as the heavy rainfall further delayed attempts by engineers to effect repairs immediately.

“However, by 10:50am on Sunday August 28, the engineers successfully corrected all defaults and normalcy was again restored at affected areas.”

The authority further apologised and assured airport users of safety and security at the airports, “FAAN wishes to apologise to passengers, airlines and the general public for the inconvenience caused by this interruption.”

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